Inside Microsoft paperwork revealed the phrases for sure unique Xbox video games like STALKER 2, which will probably be unique to Xbox for 3 months.
In these paperwork, Xbox confirmed that the upcoming STALKER 2 will probably be an Xbox console unique for 3 months when it’s launched in This autumn 2021. The Gunk will probably be a everlasting Xbox unique when it’s launched in Q3 2021.
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The opposite recreation included within the snapshot was Tetris Effect Connected, an enhanced model of Tetris Impact. The Linked options are unique to Xbox for six months.
Whereas restricted console exclusivity is typical in lots of instances, the phrases of those exclusivity durations are normally not disclosed. Some video games can stay a console unique for a 12 months or extra.
Elsewhere in these paperwork are Microsoft’s plans to cut its share of the revenue on PC games to an 88/12 break up. Which means Microsoft will take simply 12 p.c of the income on PC video games beginning on August 1. This is identical mannequin because the one Epic has and is significantly lower than the usual 30 p.c reduce taken by Steam.
There are particulars within the doc that instructed Microsoft thought-about decreasing its income share on consoles as effectively, however the firm has since confirmed there will probably be no change to the income share mannequin for methods just like the Xbox Collection X.
As an alternative, it can stay 30 p.c, identical to on different methods just like the Nintendo Swap and PlayStation.
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