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Microsoft Plans To Reduce Store Cuts For Xbox Units

Last Updated on May 3, 2021 by Amrit Chatterjee

Microsoft has decided that it will cut down the store’s percentage for Xbox. It has been kept at 12 percent now, according to the confidential documents that have been put into the Epic Games VS Apple. The software maker puts down in the description the store fees and changes from January in a popular document. The document also lists a 12% cut to all the PC games which have been announced this week. The most important parts of the document have been redacted. This is where Microsoft has revealed that it wants to bring down 30% of the cut on the Xbox devices.

There is a table that puts forward all the games that will be moving to 88 / 12 in the event of CY21. This signifies that Microsoft has been planning for a long time to make some good cut downs on the transactions of Xbox. Microsoft has also put out its cut percentage on the PCs. However, they were totally quiet about their plans on Xbox. The 12 percent change which they are planning to bring in will be a significant one over Sony and Nintendo. These two companies charge a cut of 30 percent on their sales of games.

Microsoft plans to bring down the store cut of Xbox units

This particular document is actually a part of the Epic Games VS Apple trial that will start on Monday. However, there will be a lot of questions about Microsoft’s plans of fees charged. Lori Wright, the VP of the console business, has been called on by Epic Games and Apple regarding the fees matter.

There is a clause that has been set for streaming. This means that the developers have to make sure that games will always have to be present on xcloud for the new cut on revenue. The Cloud game pass and with that, the game pass of the console is slowly becoming the upcoming battleground exclusively for the consoles in many of the rights. Nvidia is currently facing pushbacks from several developers and publishers after bringing a few of its games to their GeForce Now. This is actually a cloud gaming service, but they had brought in the games without permission.

If there are any changes that are made with the fees any further in exchange for the streaming rights, it will lead to additional factors. These factors will, in turn, put a lot of pressure on Valve, Apple, Nintendo, and Sony. The company has given a lot of back to Epic Games against Apple. Its decision to give a cut of 30 percent on the digital games has also not caused any problem for Epic Games.

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There is another confidential document that tells us about exclusivity only with the Xbox games. This exclusive deal on the console has been made on the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2. Even another game, Tetris Effect: Connected, has received the exclusive deal for a period of six months. There are talks of including the game, The Gunk, in this exclusive deal as well.