Last August, Discord, attempted to expand its store with the introduction of Nitro, a games subscription service. Almost a year later, the VoIP app will be terminating its games subscription service next month.
Discord explains in one of its recent blog posts that it would not be “hitting Continue when these contracts come up for renewal,” and that it will be removing its entire Nitro Games list come 15 October 2019. For those of among you who supported the service and purchased titles from it, you’ll still be able to play those titles, but only up until the mentioned date.
For those seeking refunds from the service, fret not. Discord is offering a chance to refund to those subscribers who wish to cancel their memberships; simply need to get in contact with the Discord team in order to so.
Competition between digital gaming consoles is exceedingly fierce, as evidenced by the on-going war between Steam and Epic Games Store (EGS). In the case of Nitro Games, the major reason it failed to gain traction was that the majority of gamers simply didn’t play them.
This is also despite Discord’s 90/10 revenue share plan, with games developers receiving the lion’s share. It’s a very generous plan, especially when compared to Steam’s 70/30 share plan and Epic’s slightly more generous 88/12 revenue split.
Discord also announced that it would be doubling the upload size for Nitro subscribers, as well as reducing the number of boosts needed to reach level three. From 50 boosts to just 20 boosts now.