Discord’s new game store feature is now available everywhere

Doris Richards
October 17, 2018

I've taken a look at Discord's Nitro line-up, and there are certainly quite a few solid games on offer.

Discord has launched the worldwide beta for its fledgling game storefront and Nitro subscription service, meaning both can now be accessed by the platform's 150 million registered users.

Next time you load up Discord, you'll find a new Store tab that works pretty much as you'd expect - you can browse games and buy them. It will also include a bunch of First on Discord games that are exclusive to Discord for a limited time after launch. It houses a much smaller library of games compared to its competitors but there are a healthy amount of "First on Discord" timed exclusives to sink into. "We are really excited to help wonderful developers get their games out to the market and help players find great new content". "Our curated selection, editorialized content, and surfacing of social information should help you figure out which games are right for you". Previously, Nitro mostly gave subscribers access to minor chat perks like animated emojis, a Nitro badge, and a larger file upload limit - all for $4.99 a month.

You can now also sign up for a slightly more expensive variation of Discord's Nitro subscription for $9.99 monthly or $99.99 annually.

Those who already have their games spread out through multiple services and are apprehensive about having another client to deal with can use the Universal Library to make their game organization a bit easier. Titles will rotate in and out due to contracts, but if they end up leaving Nitro, you'll still have your cloud saves with Discord. Then, you'll be able to launch any of your games through Discord even if they require another launcher (Discord will boot the other launcher and game). The initial selection of games is tiny, but on the other hand you don't have to dig through a mountain of stuff like Maybe Drinking.

Discord's gaming store includes a wide range of different games, though the library is obviously not as big as Steam as of yet.

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