Discord takes back its free game catalog

Discord has suddenly shut down its free game catalog

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Not many were aware that the Discord Nitro subscription gave a catalog of free games that are tied to the said service. But now that perk will no longer exist as it was announced by Discord last week that the catalog of free games is officially going away later in 2019. The free games were included as a part of Discord’s Nitro service and will disappear on October 15, 2019.

Talking about the reason to pull back the free catalog, is largely due to the fact that nobody bothered to play them anyway. The company is basically used as a communication platform for the gaming community hubs. Discord in a blog post said, “We learned a lot from all of you over the last year. Through your valuable feedback, it became clear that while we and some of you love these games, the truth is the vast majority of Nitro subscribers didn’t play them.”

Due to the sudden change in the decision, the company is offering refunds to those that may want to cancel their subscriptions that clocks at $9.99 per month. The company has also clarified that games that are purchased through Discord are not affected and just those came as part of Nitro service catalog. However, the blog post has not explained exactly what sort of changes will be coming to the service given of a major aspect to it.

But if the company has increased the upload size limit for the subscribers in addition to promising more changes in future. The blog has also stated that with this change they have secured the resources to refocus and that they are going to double down on making sure Nitro nails its mission of more features, enhancements and fun on hanging out in Discord with the people that they care about. It is not know how the users might react to the sudden change by Discord.

Photo Credits:  Gaming Today Magazine