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Question Question About the Runtime Fee

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mickstv1972, Mar 23, 2024.

  1. mickstv1972

    mickstv1972

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    I have a question about the new runtime fee. Does the runtime fee calculation reset back to zero at the end of financial year, or is it perpetual ?

    i.e. gross revenue and initial engagements reset back to zero.
     
  2. AcidArrow

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    Neither.

    Revenue is always the last 12 months (it’s not fiscal year, it’s 12 months trailing / rolling).

    And initial engagements is live to date and only goes up.
     
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  3. mickstv1972

    mickstv1972

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    Thanks for the reply.

    So to get my head around this because I'm struggling, if I hit a million plus engagements that's one category met. But if the gross revenue stays under one million for each 12 month period, I would never reach the runtime fee so would never have to pay the runtime monthly fee ?
     
  4. AcidArrow

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    According to what they’ve announced so far, yes, that is correct. Not sure if what will go in effect will be exactly this though, so who knows what will actually happen.
     
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  5. mickstv1972

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    Guess it's just a waiting game for 6 to come out.

    Thanks again for the replies....
     
  6. superpig

    superpig

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    Correct.

    Also, if you are paying the fee because you're over both thresholds, but then your revenue drops back below the $1mil mark over the trailing 12 months (e.g. because your game is getting older and people aren't so interested in it now) then you stop paying the fee.
     
  7. mickstv1972

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    Thanks for the reply.