Sony’s PlayStation partnering with Discord?

PlayStation is partnering with Discord, a popular instant messaging and digital distribution platform. Sony interactive entertainments president and CEO, Jim Ryan announced on their website that “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,”

The only thing we do know at the minute is that Sony and Discord both have teams working tirelessly (probably) to integrate Discord into the Playstation network as early as 2022. Some sort of melding of the PS4 community feature and Discords groups function would be a really interesting idea, but as of now, we don’t know what new features are coming or how Discord is actually going to be integrated. But never the less it’s exciting news for Playstation/discord fans. With 140 million monthly users, Discord is one of the biggest instant messaging communities for gamers out there. 

With this announcement also comes the news that Sony has also made a minority investment in Discord, “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.”

Microsoft also approached Discord with talks on purchasing them for upwards of $10Million back in March. Discord, however, walked away from this offer, choosing to stay as an independent company at the time.

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