Last year Discord launched its own store front and and along with it began to bundle games into its subscription service, Nitro.
With that offer now nearly a year old, the folks at Discord need to review contracts for the games it bundled with Nitro and there is sad news on the horizon for subscribers.
“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,” wrote Discord in a blog.
“So, after careful consideration, we won’t be hitting Continue when these contracts come up for renewal. The Nitro Games catalogue will be removed on October 15th, 2019,” it added.
Now to be clear, Nitro isn’t going away and in fact Discord says that removing the free games opens up resources for it to refocus on the subscription service.
We should also point out that games purchased through Discord’s storefront will not be affected. This change only appears to impact the free games that formed part of the Nitro subscription service.
Players will have until 15th October to play these games.
“Those of you who have seen Discord grow over the last four years know that we’re constantly improving, adapting, and experimenting. Everything from our interface to Nitro itself has evolved as we learn how to make Discord better, faster, and stronger,” wrote Discord.
While free games going away are quite sad, as Discord points out nobody was really playing the games anyway so we’re sure folks won’t be too upset.