Discord is a popular communication service for gamers.
This week, Sony has announced that PlayStation is partnering with Discord that will see the popular communications platform make its way to PlayStation consoles and mobile apps by next year. In a blog post, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said that they are already hard at work connecting Discord to the 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,” he says.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 3, 2021
Details about Discord arriving on the PlayStation are still scarce, though it’s likely that a dedicated app will be available on both the PS5 and PS4. Form there, it could be integrated in a way where you would be able to chat through text and voice while playing or streaming a game.
It was also revealed that Sony is investing money into Discord as a minority investor. “Sony Interactive Entertainment has made a minority investment as part of Discord’s Series H round. From our very first conversation with co-founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, I was inspired by their lifelong love for gaming and our teams’ shared passion to help bring friends and communities together in new ways,” Jim Ryan added.
Discord is the preferred platform for gamers, having a community of more than 140 million active users. There were talks about Microsoft looking to acquire the company for $10 billion, but Discord chose to be an independent company instead.