After playing chat app launch Discord announced in August that they were building a game store, today, they have detailed that they are pursuing a highly competitive 90/10 revenue sharing for self-titled titles in 2019. In addition, the company revealed that they now have 200 million active users on their chat app, up from 130 million users in May.
Announcement follows a launch from Epic Games last week with a revenue sharing of 88/1
Discord Discord called up some of their thinking in a blog post:
Why does it cost 30% to distribute games? Is this the only reason developers build their own stores and launch to distribute games? It turns out that it does not cost 30% to distribute games in 2018.
Steam's efforts are largely focused on keeping big developers but indie devs must now balance what benefits they earn by establishing their central home on a Platform filled with tons of titles that also take a bigger cut.
This allows a Discord room to attract self-publishing indians, although it is still a backbone for the company that faces some major competitors.