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Steam Revises Revenue Share Policy, More Incentives for “Big Game” Developers

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Valve has officially revised it’s steam Distribution Agreement, which aims to further incentivize what it considers to be “big game” developers.

The main takeaway is the cut Valve is taking from all games that use it’s distribution platform. Previously, they took a 30% cut, but now that cut will drop to 25% once the game’s revenue hit’s the $10 million mark, and will dip to 20% once it hits the $50 million milestone.

“The value of a large network like Steam has many benefits that are contributed to and shared by all the participants,” Valve’s Erik P. said via an official statement, according to ResetEra. “Finding the right balance to reflect those contributions is a tricky but important factor in a well-functioning network. It’s always been apparent that successful games and their large audiences have a material impact on those network effects so making sure Steam recognizes and continues to be an attractive platform for those games is an important goal for all participants in the network.”

The new cuts were implemented retroactively from October 1st, 2018.

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Fortnite Teasing Avengers: Endgame Crossover Event

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With Marvel’s ‘Avengers: End Game’ set to arrive later this week, Fortnite is teasing it’s cashing in on the cinematic mega-event.

A recent tweet from Fortnite strongly hinted at another crossover with the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

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Life is Strange 2 Teases Episode 3 with 420 Themed Trailer

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As many in the world celebrated 4/20 over this past weekend, so did ‘Life is Strange 2’ who used the unofficial holiday to tease Episode 3, which arrived on May 9th.

Dontnod Entertainment put out this 4/20-themed trailer on April 20th:



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Street Fighter 5 Free to Play for 2 Weeks Starting Tomorrow

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, starting April 23rd and running until May 5th, will be free to play on Playstation and PC.

All base game content is available as part of the game’s free trial, including 16 base game characters, and four DLC characters.

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