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That’s why only 5 percent of users will get video today, and it will only work with groups of up to 10 people.
Embodying Discord’s playful style, the company explains that “It’s possible that we’ll need to completely turn off video calls during this test.
The company insists that the majority of its users are gamers chatting with small groups of friends, where someone calling someone else a colorful, profanity-laced name is more a joke than a harassment issue.
Discord wants to destroy its biggest, best-funded competitor in the battle to be the communications layer for gaming.
It wants to be the home for gamer clans strategizing and trash-talking with each other.
“This is the most requested feature on Discord probably a year running,” says CMO Eros Resmini.
“A lot of infrastructure had to be built up for this launch,” he warns, though, since the video features run at a remarkably smooth and crisp 720p at 30 frames per second. My briefing with the company was held over its new video chat, and it looked much better than what’s standard.
If Discord ever wants to become a mainstream communication tool for gaming culture that’s grown increasingly popular worldwide, it has to keep things clean and friendly, even if that means friends laughing while they swear at each other.
“Some of the happiest times of my life have come from gaming,” Vishnevskiy concludes.
As part of that push, the Microsoft-owned company has sent out messages to users this week noting that it will be retiring a host of older iterations on July 1.
Those who are still using them after that day will likely no longer be able to sign on.
Some startups, like subscription crowdfunding platform Patreon, have taken a relatively permissive approach to dealing with hate-mongers, and decline to comment on incendiary topics like Gamergate.
That’s why it was encouraging to hear Discord speak candidly about its disapproval of the alt-right and sexism in the gaming business.