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Epic Games Offers Developers 100% Net Revenue for Exclusive Titles on its PC Storefront

Epic Games is making a bold move to secure more exclusive titles for its PC storefront. The company has announced that it will offer developers and publishers 100 percent of net revenue for six months for eligible games and apps. After the exclusivity window ends, participants will still receive 88 percent of their projects' revenue, with Epic taking a 12 percent cut.

In addition to the revenue share, Epic will provide participants of the Epic First Run program with extra exposure. Exclusive titles will receive special badging and prominent placement on the store's homepage. They will also be included in various collections and promotions.

The program is open to developers and publishers who are releasing eligible products on or after October 16th. To be deemed eligible, a product must not have appeared on any other third-party PC store or subscription service. Titles that already have exclusivity deals with Epic are not eligible.

Despite the exclusivity agreement, developers and publishers will have the option to sell their games and apps directly to users through their own launchers and websites. They can also list their products on stores such as Green Man Gaming and Humble Store using Epic Games Store's keyless redemption program.

Epic Games is already known for offering more generous revenue splits than its competitors. While Valve takes a 30 percent cut of sales on its Steam platform, Epic has been offering a more favorable deal to developers and publishers. The latest proposal of offering 100 percent net revenue for six months, combined with extra exposure, may entice more developers to choose the Epic Games Store as their exclusive distribution platform.

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