Discord To Offer Limited Game Streaming Functionality


The voice chat app Discord is adding a new feature soon, which will allow streaming in a limited capacity. The Go Live feature will let you share your gameplay with up to 10 friends over the voice channel. The new feature is set to launch on August 15.

Go Live will let you broadcast on PC with low latency for a more social experience. Nitro subscribers will get some extra features too. Nitro Classic users will be able to stream up to 1080p and 60 FPS, and Nitro users can stream in 4K at 60 FPS. Nitro is a subscription service for PC games, offering a curated library for $10 per month.

Though the limited viewership means Discord's feature isn't exactly a match for streaming services like YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer that allow you to cultivate large audiences, the limitation appears aimed at making smaller social experiences among groups of friends.

Last year, Discord also announced plans to undercut Epic's revenue sharing model by offering devs 90% of revenue on sales through its store. Epic has already been providing competition with Steam by offering an 88/12 split as opposed to Steam's 70/30, so Discord's would provide further competition in the market. Discord hasn't made further announcements regarding these plans since then, however.

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