Discord is the official chat and media sharing social media platform for everything gaming. It where gaming groups form their online social club and share their adventurous exploits with their teams, or as I prefer, Discord is the best place to get your hands on the latest release of ‘Solo Levelling’.
As we know that Microsoft and Discord were in talks with each other, with the news of Microsoft potentially buying the social media platform. However, the talks were quickly thrown out of the window, and with the recent announcement, it’s clear that Microsoft is out of the picture.
Recently, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announced a partnership with Discord, and the company has made a minority investment in Discord, as part of the company’s latest funding round.
At PlayStation, we’re constantly looking for new ways to enable players around the world to connect, form new friendships and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. It’s in this spirit that we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communication service popularized by gamers and used by more than 140 million people every month around the world.
Together, our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network. Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year, allowing friends, groups, and communities to hang out, have fun, and communicate more easily while playing games together.
To bring these experiences to life for our players, Sony Interactive Entertainment has made a minority investment as part of Discord’s Series H round. From our very first conversation with co-founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, I was inspired by their lifelong love for gaming and our teams’ shared passion to help bring friends and communities together in new ways. Empowering players to create communities and enjoy shared gaming experiences is at the heart of what we do, so we are beyond excited to start this journey with one of the world’s most popular communication services.
Discord will soon be integrated into PlayStation as the social media platform is gaining immense popularity, and of course, the service is already integrated with Xbox since three years ago. It is presently unclear whether the integration with PlayStation will be similar or deeper than the Xbox.