A new digital distribution platform is looking to make some revolutionary changes to the digital gaming landscape.
Robot Cache will be the first decentralised PC distribution platform utilizing blockchain technology. This new operation plans to reduce fees paid by developers and publishers by 80%.
The platform will operate using its own cryptocurrency called IRON contained within a self-sufficient ecosystem that will allow users to mine currency to buy games. IRON can also be earned by reselling games on the platform.
“Earning any money on the video game resale market is unheard of for game publishers, and earning up to 70%, which is equivalent to the best margins publishers and developers currently receive on today’s most popular digital distributions platforms is crazy. Allowing creators to keep 95% of new game sales, and 70% on game resales, provides developers, like us at inXile, with a strong financial stream. This gives us more resources to create new content and new IPs for fans,” said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment and Founder of Robot Cache.
Robot Cache is an interesting concept, and with Steam and other retailers taking 30%, there is a big incentive for developers who are expected to retain 95% of revenue from game sales on Robot Cache. Game reselling mostly benefits the devs, with 75% of the sale price going back to the developer. Developers also have a suite of marketing and analytics tools to administer the data from the sales and resales of their games. Payments will be secured and delivered quickly to developers as well, so that instills some confidence. There are also controls in place for developers to maintain overall ownership of their IP.
“Just a handful of companies dominate the multi-billion dollar digital download PC video games market,” said Robot Cache CEO Lee Jacobson. “Robot Cache plans to revolutionize the industry by launching the first-ever workable decentralized video game marketplace that benefits both the creators of video games and gamers. All of this is accomplished by expertly leveraging the power, flexibility, safety, and transparency of blockchain technology”
PC gamers will want to keep an eye on this and start brushing up on how cryptocurrency works. Robot Cache will work to offer incentives to community members who contribute or those who are sizable early adopters.
The Robot Cache website is now live.