A few weeks ago, Epic Games announced that it was launching the Epic Games Store. The revenue sharing was slightly better than what others offered, and the company probably spent a fortune on landing compelling exclusives. Today, Discord, the popular voice chat platform, announced its intention to change its own games store. It'll beat them all by giving developers ninety percent of the revenue.
Discord issued the following statement on its website. While competition is good, it seems like the PC market is moving towards fragmentation at this rate. We wonder who else will launch a better games store in the future.
While the ninety to ten split is admirable, it's unclear how much of Discord's "two hundred million users" will purchase games. A lot of people use it not for gaming communication, but for teams and an alternative to Skype. Its success will depend on those percentages and how it can acquire more customers it seems. Only time will tell.
What do you think of the new Discord games store model? Let us know. Are you looking for an alternative to Steam at this point?
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