As some of you may recall, last October, Discord launched their very own digital storefront (albeit in beta), complete with a subscription thingie containing a rather lovely mix of indie and AAA. I honestly figured it’d become quite the popular thing, garnering plenty popularity in the months following. Didn’t happen though, and now… the lot is scheduled for removal, along with that section as a whole. Darn shame.
Contracts being what they are, at some point, you have to decide whether to renew them sooner or later. That time is coming up fast for Discord’s Nitro Games catalogue, and seeing how “the vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them”, well, declining renewal is pretty much a no-brainer. Bad news for those still playing one or more titles from the lot, though. But at the same time, if that was their sole reason for dropping $10/month on a Discord subscription… eh, head on over to Steam/itch.io/GOG.com/wherever the game(s) in question are available and buy them instead?
That said, there are still reasons to maintain said subscription: Server Boost enables subscribers to support their community of choice with a little extra while Go Live (Discord streaming) goes all the way up to 1080/60 and Source (wait, what?) for Nitro Classic and Nitro, respectively. How about a higher file size cap on uploads, on top of it all? No? Well, the team is working on “more features, fun, and enhancements for hanging out in Discord with the people you care about”, according to the blog post, so who knows – maybe something will come down the road that’ll make it worthwhile for ya.
Personally, while I am disappointed to hear that this particular feature is now scheduled for removal… at least they did recently patch in some genuinely groovy things. Oh, and they also finally fixed the light theme. Certainly took a while, but better late than never, eh?
(Source: What’s Coming for Nitro)