RobotCache looking to disrupt resale game market with blockchain powered store
"Earning any money on the video game resale market is unheard of for game publishers, and earning up to 70 percent is crazy," explained Robot Cache founder Brian Fargo in a January article for Gamasutra.
Just this week Robot Cache announced that they signed up 22 publishers with 700 games for their blockchain powered PC games digital distribution service. The service which gives game publishers and developers 95 percent of the proceeds as well as access to a resale market with 70 percent of any resale revenue.
Currently the arms race for app stores is hot and heavy with Epic Games recently launching their own store as well a Discord dropping a 90/10 percentage bombshell.
The store has attracted some quality mid-tier and indie publishers including 505 Games, Anuman Interactive, Maximum Games, Microids, Modus Games, Paradox Interactive, THQ Nordic, and Versus Evil on the Robot Cache platform.
Blockchain has taken a hit due to a bad bitcoin market this year but company CEO Lee Jacobson sees value in it for establishing a fair resale market.
“Reselling games is huge, with the publishers getting a cut, and gamers being able to make money. Some users want to monetize their digital library. They can play a game for a few months and then sell it back. Then they can use it to buy more games.” - Lee Jacobson, CEO of RobotCache, in an interview with GamesBeat