Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced that it will launch a brand new digital store in 2019, that will work across Mac, Windows, and Android.
What’s interesting is that the new store will take a much smaller cut of revenue than Steam, taking a mere 12%, down from up to 35% on Steam.
Epic’s store aims to give developers a bigger slice of revenue
Epic also won’t charge the typical Unreal Engine royalty of 5%, or the Unity up-front licensing fees. That puts it in a strong position.
Given the strength of Fortnite, the world’s biggest game right now, the vast majority of PC, Mac, and Android gamers will likely already have the store installed on their respective devices. So that lessens the worry for developers that nobody will use it.
Also interesting is the recent release of Epic’s ‘Support-A-Creator’ program. Epic basically serves as the middleman between streamers and YouTubers, helping developers to get the word out about their games and creators to get a revenue share.