grudgebearer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 21:41:
MyRealName wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 21:22:
Glad to see a few rational voices have stepped forward to balance this ongoing spectacle with a bit of sanity. I'll only add that anyone (and there have been several) who boldly states "I don't care what the dev gets!" or similar is, with respect, rather shortsighted and selfish. It's not about compassion, but you do at least love games, don't you? That is why you're here, right? Rethink your asserted stance on a developer's cut and I'm sure the problem will become clear--even for you.
Where has Sweeney or anyone at Epic confirmed that the savings from the 88/12 split were going directly to the developer rather than the publisher (excluding indie devs of course)?
Any entity that publishes a product on a digital storefront is a "publisher" by definition even if they developed the product themselves and even if they are a one man show. Size has nothing to do with whether you are an "indie" or not.
Self-publishing developers are publishers of their own product. A one man dev like Cleve Blakemore is the developer and (Steam) publisher of Grimoire. Simple as that.
The 88% goes to whoever is officially the "publisher" on the storefront, i.e. the EGS' registered sales partner.