Game developers complained about payments from Apple 17:26

Journalists from Mobilegamer.biz spoke We spoke to some developers who are partners of the Apple Arcade game service and gathered information about their main problems.

First of all, developers complained about the decrease in payments for versions. According to the head of one of the studios, immediately after the launch of Apple Arcade, the platform’s payouts were generous and allowed many teams to stay afloat. However, starting from 2020, wages started to fall and continue to fall to this day.

At the same time, developers are kept in the dark about their potential revenue because Apple does not disclose the formula by which royalties are calculated. In addition, the studio is confused by the fact that Apple does not disclose information about plans for the development of the platform and does not even try to change the situation.

According to Mobilegamer.biz’s interlocutors, Apple Arcade is currently focused on offering users family content on popular series. Some of the projects are either free-to-play or service games.

Some developers surveyed believe Apple will likely shut down Apple Arcade soon. At the same time, there are teams reporting Apple’s plans to relaunch the service in light of the growing popularity of a similar platform, Netflix.

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Source: Gazeta

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