Discord ups the ante with a more generous 90/10 revenue share.
In the wake of Epic Games’ announcement of its store that would be providing developers with a larger revenue split than Steam, Discord has announced that it will be beating the 12% Epic is taking, with a 90/10 revenue split.
“Turns out, it does not cost 30% to distribute games in 2018,” reads Discord’s blog post, referencing the 30% Valve takes on the sale of every game.
“After doing some research, we discovered that we can build amazing developer tools, run them, and give developers the majority of the revenue share.”
Starting in 2019, developers will be able to self publish on the Discord store and enjoy a 90% revenue share, compared to Steam’s 70% and Epic’s 88%.
“The remaining 10% covers our operating costs, and we’ll explore lowering it by optimizing our tech and making things more efficient,” Discord explains.