Update: G2A have officially announced their new initiatives with a press release on their website.
In a large statement on their website, G2A have announced their full plans for a game developer support system. It's a full partnership program for developers that provides a host of benefits.
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Here's G2A's rundown of what they're offering:
- Up to 10% royalties on third-party auctions
- Priority placement for their own key-selling on G2A, including a custom-made storefront
- Chargeback protection through the G2A Pay system that can be integrated with smaller stores
- Access to G2A databases to verify sales
- Account managers for each developer
- Development funding options on product pages to allow for direct donation from customers
- Translation support for indie developers
These are detailed in full in G2A's developer press release on their company site. As mentioned earlier, testing begins in a couple of weeks, and full support should roll out at the end of July. G2A also make it very clear that all these benefits will be free to developers, though clearly they'll require some amount of set up.
Those interested are told to email [email protected] for details.
Original story: After a busy week of angry developers, publishers and players, G2A have announced that they will now offer a service to developers for them to claim 10% of the money made on sales of their games via the G2A marketplace. The system is planned to go into full effect in late July, with testing starting in just a couple of weeks.
In an email to Eurogamer, G2A confirmed three major new plans:
- Up to 10% royalties will be taken by developers on any sales through G2A marketplace.
- Developers will be given access to G2A’s key database to help verify legally and illegally obtained keys.
- A developer funding option will be added to game pages, giving buyers the option of contributing more to the maker.
"As a leader in the digital gaming marketplace, we recognise our responsibility to serve the greater good for the entire gaming industry," a G2A spokesperson told EG.
"Recent events have demonstrated that we need to move faster to introduce new benefits designed with developers in mind, and invite them to play an even bigger role in creating the marketplace of the future."
No further details were given according to EG, and G2A don’t appear to have made an official announcement through any of their own platforms. They also commented on fraud, saying that in the “small fraction” of incidents they work with applicable law enforcement agencies to stamp it out. This is contrary to comments made by various developers in recent weeks that they believe the majority of transactions for their games on platforms like G2A are fraud-based.