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Discord Expanding Services With a Curated Game Store, Indie Program, and More

Discord Expanding Services With a Curated Game Store, Indie Program, and More

"Alongside the upgraded Nitro, we'll be launching a curated game store experience similar to one of those cozy neighborhood book shops with recommendations about the hottest and newest games from us to you", Discord adds. Essentially, you'll be able to play your Steam games through Discord, without the need to login to Steam. Discord is all set to step into the video games sales business from Thursday as it debuts it online store in Canada, which includes free games with a paid membership, and ofcourse a digital store.

Earlier this year, Discord rolled out a Colorblind Mode and a new, Steam-like Games Tab hub. The company's chat client is specifically designed for gamers and has amassed 150 million users. Once out, this will allow players to use Discord to launch any games installed on their computer or device, even if it's from a different launcher altogether. Firstly, there will be a regular store that you can go to and buy new games, which you will then be able to launch from within Discord.

If that wasn't enough, Discord is teaming up with indie studios to bring specific games to the platform first.

To be very clear, First on Discord games are temporarily exclusive. This focus on Indie games can be seen in the now available titles on the Store's beta: Frostpunk, Dead Cells, and Hollow Knight. The beta won't have any of those titles, but they're coming soon. Although these games have won rave reviews from critics, they also aren't huge "triple-A titles".

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The announcement does reveal that future plans for the Discord Store will include relying on the Discord community to influence recommendations.

The Nitro subscribers will have access to the following games: "Saints Row: The Third", "Metro: Last Light Redux", "Darksiders: Warmastered Edition", "De Blob", "Tormentor X Punisher", "Dandara", "Kathy Rain", "GoNNER", "Kingdom: New Lands", "System Shock Enhanced Edition", and "Super Meat Boy".

Discord Nitro, a $4.99 monthly subscription service, gives users perks like customized Discord tags, animated emojis, and higher upload limits.

"We're excited to offer you the opportunity to catch up with incredible game experiences you might've missed and even mix up what you play with your friends from time to time", the company said.