Saturday, November 11, 2017

Discord Adding "Rich Presence" For Joining And Spectating Games

Discord has announced "Rich Presence" features for the gaming chat app, allowing players to join players, spectate, and check out where their friends are in the game. You can now ask to join someone's game by checking their profile. For example with Call of Duty: WWII, you can click someone's profile and then ask to jump into a game with them right there. For some games, it even shows where in the game someone is, similar to presence data on consoles. “Rich Presence removes the friction PC gamers often feel when joining game sessions with their friends, “ says Discord CEO Jason Citron. “It gives players a clear at-a-glance understanding of what their friends are playing, how they are playing it, where they are in the game, and a one-click way to jump in and join.”  Developers ned to opt-in for this, so not every game is going to support it right out of the gate. The initial list includes Call of Duty: WWII, Divinity: Original Sin 2, and Payday 2, with more games to come.

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