After many rumors that seemed to come to fruition, Discord officially announced last month that talks with Microsoft were finished and that no agreement would be found between the two firms despite the 10 billion offered by the Redmond firm. Today, PlayStation announces an official partner with the VoIP and instant messaging platform. Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment gives the first details on the official Sony website.
PlayStation and Discord in 2022
The goal of this partnership will be to connect Discord to the social and gaming world on PlayStation Network. Sony wants to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences on console and mobile closer together starting in early 2022. These new features will make it easier for friends, groups and communities to have fun and communicate while playing games. games together on PlayStation.
On PlayStation, we’re constantly looking for new ways to allow players around the world to connect with each other, form new friendships and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce a new partnership with Discord.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment
For the moment, the two companies do not give more details around this partnership. Jim Ryan specifies that Sony Interactive Entertainment is making a minority investment as part of Discord’s H Series to seal the deal. The Sony boss was seduced by the love of video games of Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, the co-founders of the platform.
Discord is currently the most popular VoIP and instant messaging platform around. Its monthly user base has even doubled to reach 140 million active users today. This partnership with PlayStation is a real opportunity to bring in new players, but also to make the PS5 even more effective for online play and with friends.