Microsoft will continue to charge fees on Windows 11 for video game sales
Microsoft announced at the Windows 11 presentation that developers who choose to launch their apps, services and commerce platforms on the company’s online store will be able to keep 100% of their revenue.
However, according to confirmation from Redmond’s own technology, this policy is only for applications and not for games. As such, Microsoft will be entitled to a 12% fee on any video game sales (and related subscriptions).
This is a fee equal to that charged by the Epic Games Store since the online store was launched in 2018 and lower than that charged by other platforms such as Google and Apple (30%).