Discord is a proven hit in the gaming community, bringing together players from guilds and games to talk about their hobby. With a recent change, the distance between talking about a game and playing it is closer than ever before.
The social communication platform added a new feature called Rich Presence that facilitates integration of games — both single- and multiplayer — with Discord. With this tool, gaming studios can add features that allow players to more visibly show off the games that they’re playing, spectate on friends’ sessions, form adventuring parties, and then take those parties right into the game world itself.
“Every day millions of gamers start their session on Discord and then jump into a game,” the company posted. “By hooking up the Join API, players can send party invites directly in Discord which will launch your game client. No more fussing around with friend codes and adding each other on other services.”