According to internal documents filed in the current Epic Games vs. Apple case, Microsoft plans to reduce the reduction in digital downloads in the Xbox console store from 30% to 12%.
Found in court documents, first noticed by On the edge, Microsoft shares various information and data about its digital storefronts on Windows 10 and Xbox.
In a section that covers revenue shares, Microsoft lists the reduction in the Windows Store, which will change from 30% to 12% sometime in 2021. This news has just been announced last week from Microsoft. In the same section MSimilarly, Microsoft says it plans to reduce its Xbox store downsizing by the same amount in some time in 2021.
This reduction in console games has not yet happened. Tthese documents are offered by Microsoft plans (or plans) to cut discounts on Xbox stores this year. These plans may also have changed or been postponed.
In a statement sent to On the edge, Microsoft downplayed the proposed plans found in the court documents, saying on the site that “… there are no plans to change the revenue share for console games at the moment.”
If this change happens, it would be a big deal. Currently, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony are making a 30% discount on sales of digital games in their respective console stores.
These same documents also provide more details on the recently announced reduction in discounts in the Windows Store. It seems that in exchange for the lower reduction in digital sales, Microsoft will receive exclusive rights to stream the game. On the edge reports that Micorosoft has declined to comment on this part of the document, so it is unknown whether this streaming clause is still pending.