The Discord game store is now open for business

Joanna Estrada
October 17, 2018

After months of teases and a closed beta, Discord's new storefront has finally launched to the public, along with its first set of "First On Discord" timed exclusives. Now, though, the company has reached the next step: launching their game store worldwide! The company's service is already a leading communication service for gamers, and the new game store makes it the ideal platform for gamers. Furthermore, it can automatically scan for other, non-Discord games on a player's system, letting them instantly access them from within the app. A Nitro Classic option, with animated avatars, selectable tags, larger file upload limit (50BM instead of 8MB), and other features-everything but the games, in other words-is also available for $5 per month. To that end, games will be selected by curation team made up of Discord employees. First on Discord games are only available on PC through Discord for 90 days - although they may launch on console during that time. To reflect that change, Discord has bumped up the price of the monthly Nitro subscription to $9.99 from $4.99, while there's also a $99.99 annual option that effectively offers two months for free. Right now, Discord says there are 60 games that you will get direct access to as long as you subscribe to Nitro.

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. Users will be able to find and launch any game they have previously played - no matter where it was purchased - from one place. "For many people like us, you grew up during a time when there were a relatively small amount of games being released". Discord said that new games will be added "at a regular cadence to keep the Nitro library fresh and growing", and while some games may be rotated out when contracts expire, cloud save data will be retained. Excellent games, though you'll likely already own more than a few of them.

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