Discord’s online games store launched in October with a curated selection of indie games in addition to some exclusives. It’s now further incentivizing it for developers to publish games on its online store. The company has announced that it will offer developers 90 percent revenue share, keeping only 10 percent for itself.
The announcement follows the recent launch of Epic’s own online games store. Epic is only keeping 12 percent of the revenue and giving the rest to developers. Discord announced its decision to offer them 90 percent with a blog post aptly titled “Why not 90/10?”
“Turns out, it does not cost 30% to distribute games in 2018. After doing some research, we discovered that we can build amazing developer tools, run them, and give developers the majority of the revenue share,” writes Discord CEO Jason Citron.
He added that starting in 2019, the company will extend access to the Discord store and release a self-serve game publishing platform. Regardless of whether the game is from AAA or single person teams, developers will be able to publish their games on the Discord store themselves with 90 percent of the revenue share.
The remaining 10 percent will be used for covering Discord’s operating costs. The company says that it will explore lowering it even further by optimizing its technology and achieving more efficiency.
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