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Discord has rolled out its games marketplace

Discord has rolled out its games marketplace

Communications app Discord has rolled out its new games storefront.

The marketplace launched into beta yesterday, with no indication of when it will be laving this stage of its development.

The store was announced earlier this year, with several indie games launching on the platform via the First on Discord scheme, with the first projects in this programme including Bad North. In addition, the monthly Nitro subscription service now includes 60 games and now costs $9.99.

“Discord already established itself as the new standard for the community to interact. Now, it presents a unique opportunity for users to discover games through their friends as well - people can dive into shared gaming experiences by seeing what their friends play and buy in the Discord environment,” THQ Nordic sales director Georg Klotzberg said.

“The Discord Store is a new way for us to reach our players and their friends on a platform they love and use every day.”

VP of Business Corp Incorporated Ben Palevsky added: “Being a First on Discord title is an opportunity to bring King of the Hat directly to our community in the place where we know they spend their time. It’s amazing to watch people forge new friendships while playing and for us to connect with that community in real-time in our official server. We really like that the curation of the Discord store means players have access to great games recommended by a team they trust.”

Discord still boasts 150m users, the same figure that was revealed in August alongside its intention to roll out a storefront. Ahead of that announcement, PocketGamer.biz senior editor Craig Chapple said that Discord moving in this direction made sense


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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