After criticizing Apple for its 30% commission, Meta puts a 47% commission on its metaverse, with Apple speaking of “hypocrisy”
Meta receives criticism from content creators again for Horizon World’s 47% commission… And Apple doesn’t hold back.
The Commissions of the great monopolistic technological platforms they are a nightmare for creators of apps, games, and content. Commissions that almost always affect users.
We have already talked several times about the war between Apple and Epic Games for 30% commission on the App Store. War that has ended with Fortnite out of the App Store or Google Play, and with the creation of its own store, the Epic Games Store.
During the trial between Apple and Epic, Meta was one of the companies that harshly criticized Apple’s 30% commission. This week has announced the commission that will put the creators of your metaverse: 47.5%.
Horizon Worlds it is the first platform of Meta’s metaverse, which is already underway.
Is about a social network similar to Facebook, but in virtual reality. To access it you need a Meta Quest 2 virtual reality glasses (analysis)
Meta has unveiled this week the tools available to creators to create content they can sell, even in NFT format.
What I do not reveal there, because it would be very ugly, is that those creators will have to pay Meta almost half of what they earn.
A company executive confirmed to CNBC what the commission will be 47.5%. A 30% hardware commission, for using the Quest 2 goggles, and a 17.5% commission for using Horizon World.
Incredibly, Horizon Worlds VP Vivek Sharma has said in The Verge what “we believe that it is a very competitive rate in the market“.
As expected, Apple has not been slow to jump, highlighting the hypocrisy of Meta. Fred Sainz, a spokesman for Apple, has said in market watch:
“Meta has repeatedly attacked Apple for charging developers a 30% commission for in-app purchases on the App Store, and has scapegoated small businesses and creators throughout.“, explains Fred Sainz.
“Now Meta claims to charge those same creators significantly more than any other platform. The announcement exposes the hypocrisy of Meta. It shows that while they seek to use Apple’s platform for free, they happily charge creators and small businesses that use theirs.“
Almost no one is liking the ultra-monetized vision of the metaverse proposed by Meta. Luckily there are other applications of virtual reality that are much more interesting, beyond Meta. For example, Holoportation.