Discord Game Store refocuses on Nitro subscription, devs can now sell games directly

first_imgDiscord Game Store refocuses on Nitro subscription, devs can now sell games directlyStudios can now set up their own store pages and news channels on their own verified serversJames BatchelorEditor-in-ChiefThursday 14th March 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleDiscord GamesDiscord seems to be downscaling its efforts to run its own digital games marketplace, instead shifting game sales to developers’ own servers.The chat platform is introducing a new version of its verified servers, which will allow studios to create a dedicated store channel within their own server where players can purchase their titles.Discord will be replacing its own store tab with its Nitro subscription offering — a library of games ranging from indie hits like Limbo and Super Meat Boy to higher-end back catalogue titles like BioShock and Metro 2033.In a Medium post, Discord attributed the changes to feedback and learnings from the beta for its own game store, adding that developers “want more agency over their monetisation and less friction between their community and their commerce.”It’s likely growing competition in the PC digital games space — most notably from the Epic Games Store — was also a factor.In addition to the ability to create a store channel, developers will also have access to expanded analytics that show just where their revenue is coming from.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Studios using Discord to communicate with communities will also be able to set up news channels as a clear destination for new announcements.As was previously announced, 90% of the revenue from games sold through verified servers will go to the developer, with Discord taking just 10% as its cut.Developers will also be able to use their servers to sell early access versions of their game, as well as post-launch content and in-app purchases.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesMicrosoft among suitors for Discord in reported $10b dealMultiple reports suggest chat startup is in talks for a potential saleBy Matthew Handrahan A month agoDiscord pulls free games from NitroChat service pulls feature from subscription offering because “vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them”By Brendan Sinclair A year agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more