Microsoft is determined to be the leader of the PC, it took a lot of effort to find its way but little by little it is progressing well. In this house, when we talk about acquisitions like Bethesda’s, we’ve always said the deal isn’t just interesting from an Xbox exclusives perspective, but also when it comes to developing your own. content store that she didn’t have.
And we have seen it with adapted versions like that of The Evil Within which has improvements that are not available in versions distributed in stores like Steam.
More benefits for developers if they bet on the Microsoft Store
And it is that through a post on Xbox Wire, Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, commented on the company’s plans for this platform. Americans’ vision focuses on build experiences through games and not platforms. That’s why they are committed to breaking down device barriers and bringing their catalog to PCs, consoles and mobiles.
It is on the PC that they put the most efforts, with adapted versions like Gears 5, Halo The Master Chief Collection, Age of Empires … In his post, the manager reviews the milestones they have crossed and their commitment to the future, and remember that a version of Cloud Gaming for Windows 10 is already being tested. Today, Americans are announcing that the profits for developers go to 88% from 70% before. That is to say, almost 90% of the game’s profits go to the developer.
As part of our commitment to make all PC game creators earn more, starting August 1, developers’ share of net PC game sales revenue in the Microsoft Store will increase to 88% from 70% . Clear, channel-free revenue sharing means developers can bring more games to more players and achieve greater commercial success by doing so. You can read more about this new revenue sharing and our work with developers at Sarah Bond, Head of Game Creator Experience and Ecosystem.
On August 1st, the Epic Games Store will have a tough competitor, developer profits have been one of Epic’s biggest claims against Steam and Microsoft and now things are a little complicated for them. With this, Microsoft intends to prevent future PC games from skipping its store.