Recently Fortnite publisher Epic made a splash in the world of PC gaming.
Discord is best known as a game-focused chat and VOIP app, but the company has been selling itself on its own digital storefront for a few months as well. The company announced today on its blog that, beginning next year, the store wants to give a full 90% of the price of games directly to developers. That beats Steam's 70/30 split by a huge margin and the thunder from Epic, which has been wooing independent and mid-sized developers at its steady pace.
Discord was forthright in its announcement, saying that it needs only 1
So, we've got a few more questions. Why does it cost 30% to distribute games?
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Discord's communication tools instead of many PC games' built-in chat systems and growing use in more general communications applications, the company is well set up to gain a huge audience right away. That's the same approach Epic is taking: Fortnite is its Trojan horse, it's already on a huge amount of gamers' desktops.
2019 is shaping up to be a knock-down, drag-out price was to woo publishers and developers to the most lucrative storefront. Wish to friendlier alternatives.
Source: Discord via The Verge