Red886 wrote on Jun 27, 2019, 00:55:
there was once a time where you can buy games directly from the game publishers website, and download directly from their own server, for a AMAZING share of 100%.
But Sweeney would get 0% of these sales, no that is a big no-no
or you know, Sweeney could just provide the back end for selling games, and leave the sales, promo and processing of payment to the game's actual publishers. The split would then be 99.5-0.5%.
AMAZING for game developers. AMAZING !
Funny you should bring this up, as Steam does allow this very thing (they take 0% from the sale of keys that are manually activated). Seems a lot of developers feel like it's too much of a hassle to handle it themselves and maximize their profit, though, which is why there are so many re-seller sites. I know Humble Bundle offers a payment processing service that takes something like 10%, too, but you still need your own website for that.