Hardware news The PS5 is going to have something all PC gamers use!
Published on 25/10/2022 at 12:40
The proposal for the PS5, Sony’s video game console, continues to expand in its services for players. The platform is about to receive, as an update, software that PC gamers know very well.
If you regularly game on PC with friends or members of the same community, you may be an avid Discord user. Heir to TeamSpeak and other chat platforms dedicated to gamers, Discord allows both written and oral discussions, which is necessarily very practical when playing online.
Discord is so popular that it made its way to Microsoft’s Xbox consoles just over a month ago. But the PS5 was ignored until then, despite a partnership announced between Sony and Discord in May 2021. However, the trend is changing and the arrival of the chat application seems to be confirmed on the console of the Japanese manufacturer.
Discord, coming soon to PlayStation 5
This week, the Okami Games Twitter account posted two screenshots that hint that the rollout of Discord on PS5 is imminent. On the Sony console, it should be possible to join a voice chat channel, but also to display their PS5 game that you are playing.
Chat channels should be the same as those available on other platforms like PC or smartphonewhich means that you can resume a voice chat by changing the game machine, for example.
The PS4, forgotten by Discord
And the PlayStation 4, in all this? If Discord should be compatible with Sony’s previous console, the proposal will obviously be much more limited. And for good reason, according to the screenshots, it will not be possible to use Discord’s voice chat on PS4.
Some PS4 owners already see it as an injustice, and for good reason: the Xbox One, Microsoft’s old console dating back to having the Xbox Series X / S, is compatible with Discord voice chat. It is quite difficult to understand Sony’s strategy on this point, especially since the PS5 is still a rare commodity for many players who still use a PS4 to play.
Towards a deployment of Discord on PS5 sooner than expected?
It now remains to be seen when Discord will be concretely deployed on PS5 (and on PS4, to a lesser extent). Last summer, journalist Tom Henderson advanced the period of March 2023, indicating that Discord could be integrated into the 7.0 firmware of the PS5. But the fact that evocative visuals are leaking this week hints that the rollout could happen sooner than that on Sony’s console.
And just like that, the release date of 7.00 gets updated to March 8th, 2023. 🤭
Version 6.00 is September 7th, 2022.
So Discord integration on the PS5 is March 8th, 2023 (if nothing else changes).
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) August 29, 2022
However, as long as the manufacturer has not decided to communicate on the subject, it will not be possible to know concretely where the situation is. Once again, you will have to be patient.