It has been announced that PlayStation and Discord have become partners.
On the PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that they will be partnering with Discord. According to Sony, they will be bringing the PlayStation and Discord experiences closer together on both console and mobile starting early next year. In order to bring these experiences to players, Sony Interactive Entertainment made a minority investment into Discord.
"At PlayStation, we're constantly looking for new ways to enable players around the world to connect with one another, form new friendships and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories," stated Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "It's in this spirit that we're excited to announce a new partnerships 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."
Last month it was rumored that Microsoft was planning on buying Discord. Reports stated that Microsoft was offering $10 billion in order to acquire the company. However, it was reported that the communication company had shut down talks with potential buyers, though Discord's upper brass are mulling the option to go public. Discord saw a massive increase in use since the pandemic started, and the company's efforts to appeal to more than just the gaming community. It was unknown what Microsoft's plans for Discord were, and what it means now that that Sony has partnered with the company. PlayStation did state that they will have more to share in the coming months.