Reply to post: As regards Game Store - Steam / GOG - charge 30% too

A decade on, Apple and Google's 30% app store cut looks pretty cheesy

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As regards Game Store - Steam / GOG - charge 30% too

Most of the stores run off with 30% except maybe Itch.io and a few other small players. What's interesting is that Epic's CEO Sweeney is the only big-player I know of, that's been shaming the 30% cut for years. So this isn't a headline grabbing recent move:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/steam-revenue-cut-tim-sweeney

Now that Epic are a billion dollar player with a stellar reputation and kudos / respect because of their game tech, they could open a competing store and charge 15%. They dropped the fee for their creator marketplace already down from 30% recent. so it has to be a possibility:

https://forums.unrealengine.com/unreal-engine/marketplace/1500420-unreal-engine-marketplace-88-12-revenue-share

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