Discord is one of the most popular chat applications available and recently it launched its store. Now, like Epic Games, Discord is seeking to take on Steam by offering more revenue to developers and publishers who sell their games on their platform. With a 90/10 split.

Considering Valve’s series of unpopular decisions this is a huge game changer. While the platform still lacks Steam’s large library this offer could encourage future developers and publishers to take their business elsewhere. 

Earlier this year though, we noticed a change happening in the game industry. We talked to a lot of developers, and many of them feel that current stores are not earning their 30% of the usual 70/30 revenue share. Because of this, we now see developers creating their own stores and launchers to distribute their games instead of focusing on what’s really important — making great games and cultivating amazing communities.

Currently, Steam offers a revenue split based on the sale performance of titles which hasn’t been well-received with indie developers and triple-a publishers are looking to launch their games on their own launchers to bypass Valve’s cut in profits. This strong competition could finally force Valve to alter some of their more unpopular decisions and take more action against the massive amounts of asset flips on their store.

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Adam is a Senior Staff Writer for GamerAssaultWeekly with over 5 years of experience in writing and is completely obsessed with video games. He holds a BA from Brooklyn College and lives in NY.