Discord enters the game publishing race with 10 percent rate

Posted on Monday, December 17 2018 @ 10:51 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Earlier this month, Epic Games promised to take on Steam with a new game publishing platform with a store fee of just 12 percent. Now we hear another major player is about to enter the online game distribution market. Discord, the most popular voice chat and community platform for PC gaming, said it would allow developers to self-publish games via its marketplace in 2019. Discord will lure publishers to its platform by offering a 90/10 revenue split:
According to the company’s announcement of this new initiative, it all started with a question, “Why does it cost 30% to distribute games?” After a bit of research, Discord decided that there was no reason the process should cost that much. “Turns out, it does not cost 30% to distribute games in 2018. [...] We discovered that we can build amazing developer tools, run them and give developers the majority of the revenue share.”
Via: Polygon

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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