• Rumour: Microsoft may be working on an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate/ Spotify bundle

    12 days ago - By WMPoweruser

    For Microsoft bundling has been the easy road to success, with a diverse and large bundle at a reasonable price making it easy to demonstrate value for money to consumers, even if they will never use the majority of the features in the bundle. In many ways Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is just such a...
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  • Microsoft Reportedly Set To Cut Its Profit Split For Xbox Store Games

    12 days ago - By GameSpot

    It appears Microsoft is set to cut its profit share for games sold on the Xbox Store to a fraction of what they currently are, and that new number will put it in line with the Epic Games Store. Currently set to a 30% revenue split on game sales, the Xbox Store will change to give Microsoft just 12% of the profits from digital game sales, according to court documents obtained by The Verge that also touch on a potentially very limited exclusivity period for STALKER 2. The new figure was brought up in the ongoing trial between Epic Games and Apple, likely because this new split would be...
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  • STALKER 2 Is a 3-Month Console Exclusive; Microsoft Will Increase Revenue Share for Xbox Games, Too

    12 days ago - By N4G

    New documents reveal Microsoft plans to increase the developers' revenue share for Xbox games, too. We learned the exclusivity length for STALKER 2 as well.
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  • Destiny Could Have Been a PlayStation or Xbox Exclusive

    12 days ago - By N4G

    Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell explains that both Microsoft and Sony wanted Destiny prior to the partnership with Activision.
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  • Microsoft exploring reduced 12% Xbox store fees, documents reveal

    Microsoft exploring reduced 12% Xbox store fees, documents reveal

    12 days ago - By Windows Central

    Microsoft looked to reduce Xbox store fees to 12% according to documents, matching recent changes on Windows PCs.
    What you need to know
    Microsoft has explored a new revenue split for Xbox game sales through the Microsoft Store, new internal documents reveal.
    Internal documents suggest the company is exploring reducing its revenue cut from 30% to 12%, with 88% of earnings headed to publishers.
    Microsoft denies planned changes to its Xbox revenue split at this time, according to a report from The Verge.
    Microsoft has explored changing its revenue share through the integrated Xbox store...
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  • Microsoft wants to reduce its Xbox store cut and shake up console gaming

    Microsoft wants to reduce its Xbox store cut and shake up console gaming

    12 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    Microsoft has been planning to cut its Xbox store cut to just 12 percent, according to confidential documents filed in the Epic Games vs. Apple case. The software maker details its store fees and changes in a document from January , where it also lists the 12 percent cut to PC games it announced this week. While most of the important parts of the document are redacted, one page reveals Microsoft also wants to reduce its 30 percent store cut on the Xbox console side.
    A table reveals “all games will move to 88 / 12 in CY21,” which means Microsoft had...
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