Discord To Shut Down Nitro Game Service After Lack Of Use

Discord will be taking their Nitro Games catalog from the Nitro subscription service after nearly a year due to a lack of people using it. Last year the company launched Nitro, which is a program that gives you a set of games every month, along with a ton of features you can throw into your Discord channel in order to make it look a little fancier. But the key thing to having a service like this is getting people to use it, which apparently, barely anyone did. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find much promotion for it on the service to begin with. There had been some improvements over the past few months to make it better, but now it appears the company will cut their loses on the game front and shut it down. The games will go away on October 15th, meanwhile, here’s a snippet from their announcement of what they plan to do with the service, which they’re charging $10 a month for.

Discord Reveals Nitro Subscription Addition With “Server Boosting”
Credit: Discord

With this change, we have the resources to refocus. We’re going to double down on making sure Nitro nails its mission: more features, fun, and enhancements for hanging out in Discord with the people you care about. So please keep giving us feedback: here’s where you can tell us what you want to see more of.

Our $9.99 Nitro plan is in the workshop with a few recent additions and more on the way. A bit ago we added a Server Boost, a way for Nitro subs to support their favorite communities and share their perks with everyone in a server. We recently launched Go Live, a simple way to stream gameplay directly to your friends, and Nitro subs got to try it out early. Moreover, we added 1080p 60fps and Source Go Live streaming to Nitro Classic and Nitro, respectively.

Today, we’re also launching a doubled upload size of 100mb for Nitro $9.99 subscribers. We’re also working on ways to make your Nitro boost more powerful. To start, we’re reducing the number of boosts needed to reach Level 3 by more than half — from 50 to 20.

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