Developers can now integrate Discord into their games

Developers can now integrate Discord into their games

Game chat service Discord has added a number of features for developers into its service.

In what the company describes as ‘supporting Rich Presence’, which apparently means that developers can now integrate Discord into their games. This means that studios can provide information for joining a game, as well as the ability to spectate games from Discord itself.

A number of titles already support this new functionality, such as Call of Duty: WWII, Divinity Original Sin 2 and Payday 2.

“Rich Presence removes the friction PC gamers often feel when joining game sessions with their friends, “ Discord chief Jason Citron said.

“It gives players a clear at-a-glance understanding of what their friends are playing, how they are playing it, where they are at in the game, and a one click way to jump in and join. For developers, this becomes a valuable way to help super-fans engage more deeply with other players in their games and get the word out in their game communities.”

In the announcement, Discord now also boasts 45m users. 

There’s a handy video below that explains the functionality:

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