All games have heard about Twitch. It is one of the largest streaming platforms in the world. Apparently, this is not enough for the platform own by Amazon. Twitch just became a game store. The streaming platform now lets you buy the game you were streaming already.
Streamers Are Added In The Commission Structure Of The Game Store
An interesting thing about this new game store is that it is going to have a different commission structure than many other gaming sites. Twitch mentioned that partnered streamers are also going to make some money from this business. They are going to receive up to 5% of sales. When it comes to the creators of the games, they are going to receive 70% of sales.
This is a great opportunity for partnered streamers. Apart from the getting subscription and ad revenue, they can now get money from their fans. It is profitable both of the streamers and Twitch. This way, the platform is going to get even more popular than it already is.
Developers are also welcomed on the platform. They can even award their fans and give them special offers. Those who buy games from this game store have many advantages. One of the benefits is the fact that they can receive Twitch tools (chat badges Bits for Cheering, emotes). These tools are offered when a person buys a game over $4.99.
New In The Business
Since Twitch is new in the game store business they are still taking the first steps. This means that they can’t yet compete with bigger online game stores. Despite this fact, the way the store is made; it is going to be successful.
Due to the fact that Twitch just entered this branch, they only have 50 games available for sale. Although 50 games is a small number, they choose their games carefully. They are selling games for every taste. Some of the products that are now sold on Twitch include Ghost Recon: Wildlands, For Honor, Firewatch and Broken Age.
When people decide to buy one of these games, they can download and play them through Valve’s Stream platform, Twitch desktop app, and other alternative game launchers such as Uplay by Ubisoft. Twitch mentioned that now they are only selling games in English version with US dollars. When they are going to expand they will offer other types of games that can be paid differently.
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