Discord’s online games store launched in October with a curated selection of indie games as well as some exclusives. It’s now giving developers more incentives to publish games on its online store. The company has announced that it will offer developers a 90 percent revenue share, keeping only 10 percent for itself. Developers are sure to love that.
The announcement follows the recent launch of Epic’s own online games store. In that case, Epic is only keeping 12 percent of the revenue and giving the rest to developers. Discord announced its decision to offer 90 percent on a recent blog post titled “Why not 90/10?” Why not indeed?
“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.
Starting in 2019, the company will extend access to the Discord store and release a self-serve game publishing platform. No matter if the game is from AAA or single person teams, developers will be able to publish their games on the Discord store while keeping 90 percent of the revenue share. That’s quite an incentive.
The 10 percent that they keep will be used to cover Discord’s operating costs. The company says that it will explore lowering this even more by optimizing the technology to be more efficient.
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