Back in 2018, Microsoft revealed a new revenue split program to attract more developers on the Microsoft Store. As you might already know, Microsoft Store hasn’t lived up to the company’s expectations. And now, the company has decided to cancel the program.
According to the now cancelled model, developers would get as much as 95 percent of the revenue from the sales on the store. While the decision was welcomed by a lot of people, Microsoft added the new program in its developer agreement. But, according to a Twitter user who developed apps such as Kanban Ink and Easy Writer, said that the App Developer Agreement was updated this week and Microsoft has removed the 95 percent revenue share program.
I’ve held back, but somehow no-one seems to be talking about this rather significant but hidden change to the MS Developer agreement…
— Rob (@Valley_Software) January 15, 2020
At the moment however, the list of recent changes doesn’t address if the current 85 percent revenue share model will go through any changes. At the time of introduction, Microsoft revealed that when Microsoft promotes an app, developers would still get 85 percent of the apps’ revenue.
As of now, Microsoft hasn’t made any public announcement reading the latest change. However, if the company is looking to make any significant changes in the platform, we should learn about them in the coming days.