The CEO of Deep Silver parent company Koch Media has said that the 70/30 revenue split is "frankly anachronistic."
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, the exec said that it partnered with the Epic Games Store because it is a "role model" for the way that digital platforms right now. 4A-developed Metro Exodus - which was published by Deep Silver - was exclusive to the Epic Games Store when it launched in February 2019.
This is partly because Epic Games offers an 88/12 revenue split on its storefront, compared to the more traditional 70/30 terms.
Developers who have opted to go exclusive with the Epic Games Store - including Ooblets maker Glumberland - have come under fire from some elements from the games community, with the Fortnite maker condemning the harassment that some studios have received.
"As a company, we have to do the things we believe in," Kundratitz explained.
"We make mistakes as well but this wasn't a mistake. We need to embrace a digital partner that offers a much more compelling rev share model than anybody else, and I think they act as a role model for us and for other digital partners as well -- a 70/30 split is quite frankly anachronistic."
Kundratitz's remarks echo those made by former Paradox CEO Fred Wester earlier this year when he said the traditional 70/30 split is "outrageous".