Discord's Newest Dev Tool Lets Players Jump Directly Into Friends' Games
Discord just released Rich Presence, a software development kit (SDK) that lets studios integrate their games with the popular voice and chat app and makes it easier for players to send invites, join parties, and spectate matches.
"Rich Presence removes the friction PC gamers often feel when joining game sessions with their friends," said 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 at in the game, and a one-click way to jump in and join. For developers, this becomes a valuable way to help super-fans engage more deeply with other players in their games and get the word out in their game communities."
Discord says about 20 games already work with Rich Presence, including Call of Duty: World War II, Killing Floor 2, and Divinity: Original Sin 2. The company promises more games are on the way. (Thanks, GamesBeat!)