Discord is shutting down its Nitro subber games after one year of operation

    
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After a year of attempting to bring a little something extra to the service in the form of a catalogue of games for purchase and free games to Nitro subscribers, Discord is closing the sub games part of the service on Tuesday, October 15th. “Through your valuable feedback, it became clear that while we and some of you love these games, the truth is the vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them,” explained the dev blog. “To those who did support these games, thank you so much.”

Basically, it means Nitro subscribers will no longer get to play the offered titles for free. Mercifully, those who did purchase games or Nitro Game Perks will not lose their titles, so if you happened to preorder Temtem, for example, your game is safe. Likewise, the dev-led sale of games through the platform will be entirely unaffected, meaning you can still buy games through Discord, whether you’re subbed or not.

Discord will now refocus its Nitro subscriber benefits to what it considers to be its core features. Nitro subscribers can enjoy a doubled upload size of 100mb and a reduced number of boosts needed to bring a favorite server to Level 3 starting today, while future updates promise “more features, fun, and enhancements for hanging out in Discord with the people you care about.”

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Jeremy Barnes

man, it’s like if you create a half baked service and don’t really put any support or features behind it then people won’t like it

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David Goodman

It’s not exactly a great point in time to push yourself as a PC game platform if you’re not one of the big players (Steam, Epic), or even a medium player (GOG).

Got an invite to GOG 2.0 for their thing so i’m looking forward to installing that when i’m able to though. But Discord? No, I never really thought of them for my games before even when I knew they were selling them. It’s always just been a chat/voice platform to me.

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Sorenthaz

Discord basically just tried to do what Twitch has been doing with Prime for a few years now. Only reason I bothered subbing to it for a bit was for the Warframe freebies. Don’t care to redownload games through Discord.

It’s like every popular gaming platform of sorts (Discord/Twitch/Steam) keep trying to dip into other areas that another already does better rather than focusing on their individual strengths that they were originally designed for (for Steam it’s obviously its storefront; Twitch is its streaming; Discord is its chat functions). Really gets annoying with how everyone wants to be a storefront, major chat service, and streaming platform.

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Arktouros

As a Nitro subscriber this doesn’t bother me in the least. I didn’t want Discord to be a games platform anymore than I want Steam to be my chat/voice platform.

Alyn
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Alyn

so long Nitro, we hardly knew ye-

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Axetwin .

Nitro is staying, only the games attached to it are going.

Alyn
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Alyn

and so it goes :)