Just months after announcing its own games store, Discord has stated that any developer that decides to sell games in its platform will get to keep 90% of the games’ revenue starting from 2019 onwards. The timing is rather interesting since this announcement comes shortly after the Epic Games Store went live a week ago.
Epic’s platform offers an 88/12 percentage split in revenue share, already one-upping dominant platform Steam which, even at the best of conditions, offers an 80/20 split of revenue. Discord’s cut does look a little more enticing, especially to smaller developers where every little bit of revenue helps with their livelihood.
The Epic Games Store is not without its own issues either. Being so new, it’s still has a lot of teething problems. This includes the only recently streamlined refund process, and the fact that user reviews are not a thing right now, which has its own set of issues.
So, let’s see if Discord is able to provide a much smoother experience or else, that excellent revenue sharing model might not mean much.