The voice chat via Discord seems to be finally coming up PS5according to some particular sightings on the mobile app which seem pretty clear in this regard, with instructions allowing you to link your PlayStation user account in order to use streaming Discord voice chat from mobile on PS5.
Basically, it is the same system that has been available on Xbox for some time, but it still needs the intermediate step of the smartphone as the main element to connect to Discord servers, while the voice chat on the console is basically in streaming, even if it works very well.
Screenshot of the Discord app with PlayStation integration
Note that PS4 seems excluded from this system: as visible in the screenshots, the voice chat seems to be usable only on PS5 at the moment, while on PS4 it remains the simple integration that allows you to show your contacts the games we are using on the console.
We are waiting for an official version of the information, as neither Sony nor Discord have announced the launch of the streaming voice chat feature at the moment, but this should be clarified soon. Meanwhile, just around this time, Xbox integration has further evolved and Insider group members can now connect to Discord servers and use voice chat directly from Xbox Series X | S or Xbox One, without having to go through their smartphone. , with an update that should be made public in the next period.
According to the usual well-informed Tom Henderson, the Discord integration will arrive with firmware 7.00 on PS5, which is however only expected in March 2023.