September 28th, 2018

Robot Cache PC store will use blockchain and allow you to resell games

Robot Cache PC store will use blockchain and allow you to resell games

Robot Cache will be the first decentralised PC distribution platform utilising blockchain technology. This new operation plans to reduce fees paid by developers and publishers by 80%.

The new platform will allow gamers to purchase games but the big selling point is that they can be resold when they are completed. The platform is supported by its own cryptocurrency called IRON which can be acquired through mining or by reselling games. This currency can be used to purchase games.

“Earning any money on the video game resale market is unheard of for game publishers, and earning up to 70%, which is equivalent to the best margins publishers and developers currently receive on today’s most popular digital distributions platforms is crazy. Allowing creators to keep 95% of new game sales, and 70% on game resales, provides developers, like us at inXile, with a strong financial stream.  This gives us more resources to create new content and new IPs for fans,” said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment and Founder of Robot Cache.

Robot Cache is an interesting concept, and with Steam and other retailers taking 30%, there is a big incentive for developers who are expected to retain 95% of revenue from game sales on Robot Cache. When a game is resold the developer will take a sizable 75% of revenue from the sale with 25% going to the seller. Developers will also be able to control the parameters of resales, receive payment in minutes, maintain secure ownership rights, and have access to a full suite of sales and marketing tools.

“Just a handful of companies dominate the multi-billion dollar digital download PC video games market,” said Robot Cache CEO Lee Jacobson. “Robot Cache plans to revolutionize the industry by launching the first-ever workable decentralized video game marketplace that benefits both the creators of video games and gamers. All of this is accomplished by expertly leveraging the power, flexibility, safety, and transparency of blockchain technology”

PC gamers will want to keep an eye on this and start brushing up on how cryptocurrency works. Robot Cache also offering an incentive of additional IRON when community members reach certain milestones which will hopefully make it all worthwhile.

The Robot Cache website is now live.

 


Paul Younger

Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

  • cratecruncher

    This sounds good but I’ll remain skeptical until I see how pricing evolves and whether Fargo’s new Monopoly money can be converted into something else. Otherwise I’m stuck having to spend my RobotCache at their prices. So far, doesn’t sound like a decentralized market to me.

  • Brian Fargo

    There will be a 3rd party buyer for the money you earn on Robot Cache for a resell, so feel free to pull it out of the system if you want.

    • Paul Younger

      Good to hear Brian. Good luck with this, something new is needed.

    • logat890

      the real Brian Fargo?

      • Brian Fargo

        Tis I!

        • logat890

          when’s the new Bard’s Tale coming out?? black hobbits included??

          • Brian Fargo

            I think the Tolkien estate might have an issue with us putting Hobbits in but it’s coming this year, no worries.

  • cratecruncher

    Great! Digital distribution needs more competition. Good luck with your venture.

    • Brian Fargo

      Thanks!

  • Dingus

    Brian Fargo? Probably another scam from him

    • Brian Fargo

      Another 🙁 I have no scams and I love making games for you guys. C’mon now…