Twitch to sell games, giving percentage of profits to streamers!

Twitch has been a great way for people to watch others play a game, and helping to decide if you should purchase it. Apparently Twitch and game publishers agreed! Starting “soon”, Twitch will allow opt-in for partnered streamers to sell copies of the game that they’re streaming.

 

You can find the entire Q&A below the cut, but the part I’m most curious about is this:

Q. If I’m a non partnered streamer, can viewers buy games from my channel page?

A. An offer to buy a game or in game content will appear on all streamer channel pages when a game is being played that is offered for sale by Twitch. Only partnered streamers will be eligible to earn revenue through this program.

So basically, if you’re not partnered with Twitch, prepare to make them money regardless!

You can read the rest of the Q&A below. 

Q. When is this launching?

A. Sometime in the spring of 2017. That’s, um, soon!

Q. What is the rev share to partnered streamers?

A. The standard agreement with partnered streamers is 5% of the revenue generated from the sale of games and in-game items that are purchased from their channel page.

Q. I’m a partnered streamer. How do I opt in to receive revenue from this program?

A. You can find instructions in this help article.

Q. What regions is game purchase available in?

A. Purchase is available worldwide and payments are made using an Amazon account. At launch, all pricing is in US dollars. We’ll add support for more currencies in the coming months.

Q. How do I download games I get on Twitch?

A. Games purchased on Twitch can be downloaded and played via the Twitch launcher, or through existing services like Uplay.

Q. How many/which games will be available at launch?

A. We’ll be talking more about the games in the next few weeks. We can say we’re proud to have the following game creators as launch partners: Ubisoft, Telltale Games, Digital Extremes, Hi Rez Studios, Double Fine Games, Fred Wood, 11Bit, Jackbox Games, tinyBuild, Raw Fury, Devolver Digital, Gambitious, Trion Worlds, Blue Mammoth Games, iNK Stories, Versus Evil, Proletariat, Paradox Interactive, Vlambeer and Campo Santo

Q. If I’m a non partnered streamer, can viewers buy games from my channel page?

A. An offer to buy a game or in game content will appear on all streamer channel pages when a game is being played that is offered for sale by Twitch. Only partnered streamers will be eligible to earn revenue through this program.