A few weeks ago, the acquisition of Discord by Microsoft, put into circulation following the rumors of The Wall Street Journal.
It seemed that the advanced negotiations were leading to a formalization of the agreement, which would arrive no later than the end of April.
Although the handshake now seemed definitive, the two companies were unable to find a meeting point.
Now, the turning point: as reported by VGC, PlayStation has announced a partnership with the Discord messaging platform.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has in fact announced that it has made a minority investment in the company, which will see the platform connected to the PlayStation consoles early next year.
“Our teams are already working hard to connect Discord to your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network”, said SIE president Jim Ryan.
“Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences on consoles and mobile devices closer together starting early next year, allowing friends, groups and communities to go out, have fun and communicate more easily while they play together. “
«To bring these experiences to life for our players, Sony Interactive Entertainment did a minority investment as part of the Discord H series “Ryan continued.
“Enabling players to build communities and enjoy shared gaming experiences is at the heart of what we do, then we are excited to start this journey with one of the most popular communication services in the world ».
According to several reports, Microsoft was in talks to buy Discord for around $ 10 billion earlier this year.
Second Bloomberg, the messaging platform turned down the Redmond House’s offer in April, focusing on a potential long-term public listing.
Discord was founded in 2015 as a platform for gamers who love to chat while playing online. To date it counts beyond 140 million monthly users, with many communities dedicated to a series of topics related to gaming and beyond.
The platform received a rebranding last summer as the company attempted to move away from its focus on games and thus attract a wider audience.
It must be said that the first rumors about an acquisition date back three years ago, a very long time frame.
In any case, Microsoft has hit the mark in recent months thanks to the acquisition of the ZeniMax group, which cost about 7.5 billion dollars.
If you want to start gearing up for the future arrival of Discord on PS5, you can buy the official PlayStation Camera on Amazon.