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Discord announce a 90/10 revenue split, Discord Store will support Linux

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You will be forgiven for not paying much attention to the Discord Store, since it doesn't currently support Linux. It seems that is going to change and they've announce a pretty small cut compared to the competition.

Firstly, today the Discord team announced in a new blog post that starting in 2019 they will only take a 10% cut from developers. Considering Valve still take 30% unless you earn a lot of money and even the Epic Store will take 12% that might help quite a bit. Not only that, Discord do have a pretty large pull considering they're already the go-to application for a lot of people to chat, even game developers and publishers have moved over in large numbers to have their community on Discord. I wouldn't underestimate them if they keep pushing it.

Sadly though, the Discord Store currently only supports Windows but that will change. According to one of their team on Reddit, who said this:

Good news! Everything we built for the store actually works great on macOS and Linux. A lot of our devs use those platforms internally. We just wanted to focus on releasing Windows first to make sure everything works, and to be honest thats where most of our users are. We will definitely bring things to all platforms!

Usually, when replying to questions about other platforms you get some kind of vague response but that's pretty darn clear. As always though, we will believe it when we see it. Words are nice, actions are better. We will be keeping an eye on it though for sure.

Considering their chat client already works rather nicely on Linux, the Discord Store could be one to watch as well. While they don't technically do fully exclusive games, they do have timed exclusives and so eventually we may get in on the action for those too.

Ps. Use Discord? Come join our very own server.

Hat tip to Jens.

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Userwithaname 15 December 2018 at 11:30 am UTC
This is something that I'll probably never use, but it's nice that they're supporting Linux now.
seven 15 December 2018 at 11:35 am UTC
i hate discord, i really do.
each time i try too login or if someone invites me i get the message that my email account is already claimed (which is true, i already have discord accounts, but why can't they just put those accounts together somehow)
Doc Angelo 15 December 2018 at 11:36 am UTC
UserwithanameThis is something that I'll probably never use, but it's nice that they're supporting Linux now.

They currently don't support Linux, they plan to do it. Also, they use the famous last words of a multiplatform developer:

QuoteWe just wanted to focus on releasing Windows first to make sure everything works
liamdawe 15 December 2018 at 11:41 am UTC
seveni hate discord, i really do.
each time i try too login or if someone invites me i get the message that my email account is already claimed (which is true, i already have discord accounts, but why can't they just put those accounts together somehow)
Not entirely sure what your complaint is about Discord here? You made multiple accounts, then complain they can't put them together? Sounds like it's more an issue with how you use it, if I understood what you said correctly.
eldaking 15 December 2018 at 1:47 pm UTC
mylka
eldakingThat is great (much better than Epic). Particularly good to hear that they already have working versions and that they use Linux. Makes up for the delayed release and no word so far. Now we just wait until it actually happens, because by now we are already too used to promises without results (GOG, cough cough).

doesnt Tencent own discord?
they also own 40% of epic

discord = epic ??????

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tencent_Games

so maybe epic comes for linux, as they said they will support a free OS

Well, that's capitalism for you. Even when you have "competition" (still an oligopoly even if they manage to get a good share of the market) it ends up that the same people own everything. And due to network effects and other barriers, there is no chance to get a competitor who isn't already a giant monopolistic corporation that will use exclusives or screw its users as needed.

But in this case, "owning" doesn't mean they control both stores. They will get a share of the revenue regardless of where you buy a game, and they might even influence some policies on occasion, but it isn't like they are setting up two competing stores or they are coordinating both stores for their interests.
einherjar 15 December 2018 at 2:09 pm UTC
"Blitzkrieg" by Tencent/China?

Seems they want become the Nr. Player in Gaming-Shops.

I am not sure if that is a good development. There where other industries, that where killed by the Chinese. The Photovoltaik-Industrie in Germany e.g. is down. The chinese manufacturers sold their panels for less then the production-costs until the other companys gave up AFAIK.

Perhaps we see a similar strategy here. Don't earn money with the 10% cut? Doesn't matter. If you are backed by the Chinese government, this is no problem....
seven 15 December 2018 at 3:10 pm UTC
liamdawe
seveni hate discord, i really do.
each time i try too login or if someone invites me i get the message that my email account is already claimed (which is true, i already have discord accounts, but why can't they just put those accounts together somehow)
Not entirely sure what your complaint is about Discord here? You made multiple accounts, then complain they can't put them together? Sounds like it's more an issue with how you use it, if I understood what you said correctly.

i cant remember the login to my previous accounts so when i click a link like yours ican't join because my email is already used for one of the previous accounts
there is just no way for me too log in or participate on any discord server

if i am doing something wrong or overlooked something please let me know


Last edited by seven at 15 December 2018 at 3:21 pm UTC
liamdawe 15 December 2018 at 3:23 pm UTC
seven
liamdawe
seveni hate discord, i really do.
each time i try too login or if someone invites me i get the message that my email account is already claimed (which is true, i already have discord accounts, but why can't they just put those accounts together somehow)
Not entirely sure what your complaint is about Discord here? You made multiple accounts, then complain they can't put them together? Sounds like it's more an issue with how you use it, if I understood what you said correctly.

i cant remember the login to my previous accounts so when i click a link like yours ican't join because my email is already used for one of the previous accounts
there is just no way for me too log in or participate on any discord server

if i am doing something wrong or overlooked something please let me know
I think this is what you want.
F.Ultra 16 December 2018 at 12:53 am UTC
AppelsinSteam need to get off their behinds, clean up their store for asset flip bloat and crap

My guess is that all those asset flip bloat and crap will be among the first to switch over to these new stores considering that the lower cut is so much more important to these people. And if the refund policy will not match that of steam:s (or even exist at all) then they should love it even more there.
Salvatos 16 December 2018 at 3:04 am UTC
Well, that's assuming Epic and Discord are letting anything get onto their stores and not vetting games. Is that known at this point?
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