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Unto the End makers on their deal with Xbox Game Pass

Subscriptions are becoming an increasingly valid model for both platform holders and players. Are they good for developers? There is still a lot of speculation and concern around that. Especially when attempts are made to link developers’ revenues to the time players spend in their game.

Now, though, we have at least one account of how a deal is structured between a developer and a subscription service.

Stephen Danton of 2 Ton Studios,

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Developers concerned over Google Play Pass royalty system

Following the launch of its mobile subscription service, Google said: “Developers earn a royalty that incorporates time subscribers spend in their app and captures how users value all types of content (from weather apps to epic endless runners).” That language alerted some developers as it seemingly resembles how Spotify and the likes of it pay artists. Under the pay-per-stream model used by Spotify, musicians get paid based on how many plays their songs gets. So they are financially incentivized to create shorter,