Twitch Will Sell PC Games And Pay You for It
While Twitch is already the king of the video game streaming market, the service is now venturing into new waters, i.e. the video game selling market.
The company is all set to begin selling games and will allow users to purchase games from publishers no matter how big or small they are.
The service which is owned by Amazon, will keep its focus on the community by allowing streamers who have already partnered with Twitch to gain a revenue of five percent. So this will not only open a new stream of revenue for Twitch, but it will also be a benefit to the broadcasters as well. While Twitch will keep 25 percent of the revenue, game creators will gain 70 percent of the sale, which is a great prospect as Twitch earns millions of views on a daily basis.
Those who do use the service to purchase games, will be able to avail of the Twitch digital goodies as a bonus. These online buys will be offered with a Twitch Crate which is a selection of random badges, emotes and even Bits which is the Twitch currency (real money) that is used to buy animated chat GIFs.
Some of the most well-known games available on Twitch include Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends. There will also be a wide array of publishers that will be included in the new programme, including Telltale Games, Ubisoft, Hi Rez Studios, Digital Extremes, Fred Wood, Double Fine Games, tinyBuild, 11Bit, Jackbox Games, Versus Evil, Devolver Digital, Raw Fury, Trion Worlds, Blue Mammoth Games, Gambitious, Proletariat, iNK Stories, Campo Santo, Paradox Interactive and Vlambeer.
Twitch will also soon be releasing its very own game launcher, which is for now being tagged the Twitch Launcher.
While the option to buy games will begin sometime after March, Twitch has not yet confirmed the exact dates from when streamers will be able to avail of this feature. The games will be available first in English, with the price quoted in US dollars. The local versions will eventually appear on the site later in the year.
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by techtalks @TechTalks May 12, 2017 9:58 AM UTC