With over 150 millions users, or should I saying gamers … it was bound to happen!
Discord is currently (maybe not so arguably as that) the most popular social gaming platform there is, and counts with millions upon millions of players (it counts some 150 million users) using its services daily. Of course, after a userbase has been defined and taken a hold of, new opportunities and ways of increasing the bottom line – while simultaneously, if possible, adding more value to that same userbase – becomes paramount to growth.
Discord thus has decided to dip its toes in the games delivery service. On the one hand, it’s yet another platform for game splintering across multiple accounts and services, thus vying for app attention in our systems. On the other, it’s another competitor to the juggernaut that is Steam, but comes loaded with already-implemented social features which the latter will take a long time – if at all – to correctly implement. Discord is choosing to take this time at first, with just 50,000 users enrolling in their store interface, and offering a drum-roll selection of games – which they aim to be more of a curated service than a “rolling snowstorm of titles” affair. Besides directly selling games, they’ll be adding free games accessible to subscribers of Discord’s Nitro service.
At first, the titles available in the service are:
- Dead Cells
- Into the Breach
- SpellForce 3
- The Banner Saga 3
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
- Hollow Knight
- This is the Police 2
As for their Nitro subscription service, the following games are available:
- Saints Row: The Third
- Metro: Last Light Redux
- Darksiders : Warmastered Edition
- De Blob
- Tormentor X Punisher
- Kathy Rain
- Kingdom: New Lands
- System Shock Enhanced Edition
- Super Meat Boy