Discord pulls the plug on subscription games

Chat app Discord decided to discontinue Nitro Games, introduced last year as part of its $9.99-per-month Nitro subscription service. The team is very up front about the reason: very few people play these games.

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”While we and some of you love these games, the truth is the vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them. So, after careful consideration, we won’t be hitting continue when these contracts come up for renewal,” the company wrote in a blog post.

The Nitro Games platform will go offline on October 15th. Until then, subscribers can still play any of the +60 titles available in the collection. If some users want to discontinue their Nitro subscription because of this, Discord is prepared to offer a refund. However, the removal of the gaming library does not affect other features available via Nitro subscription.  So the rest of it will continue to provide “enhancements to the core Discord experience.”

The change also doesn’t affect games purchased from Discord Store.

So that’s one down in the gaming subscription scene that is getting increasingly crowded with services like Xbox Game Pass, Uplay+, and Origin Access.

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