Discord challenges Steam with its own digital game store

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    Discord, the gaming-focused VoIP and messaging app, is preparing to launch its own digital marketplace for games, directly entering the territory dominated by Steam. Discord is starting small, however, rather than aiming to offer every PC game available like Valve’s immense storefront. The app has announced a store beta that will be limited to 50,000 Canadian users, which will be randomly selected from the Discord Nitro subscription service.

    Those users invited to the beta will be able to access a new Discord Store tab within the app, where games will be offered in two ways. The first is a selection of titles that will be free to those who pay the $5/month or $50/year subscription for Nitro; a feature that Discord hopes will be seen as “Netflix for Games.” The initial lineup of these free games includes Saints Row: The Third, Super Meat Boy, Metro: Last Light Redux, and System Shock Enhanced Edition.

    Another group of games will be available to buy in a more traditional store manner, whether users pay for Nitro or not. The idea is that this will act as a kind of “local bookstore” with titles hand-picked by employees, Discord’s Eros Resmini told The Verge. Among the first games available will be Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, Into The Breach, and Frost Punk.
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