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Sony is working to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles

Sony is working to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles
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Sony is working to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles

Sony is working to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles

PlayStation is now partnering with Discord, the favored on-line communication service, with a promise to “deliver the Discord and PlayStation experiences nearer collectively on console and cell beginning early subsequent yr.”

Particulars on what that will truly entail are slim, and Sony’s announcement simply says that the 2 firms are “arduous at work connecting Discord together with your social and gaming expertise on PlayStation Community.” Whether or not meaning a full-fledged Discord app coming to PlayStation consoles or a extra restricted integration (like connecting PSN and Discord accounts to extra simply chat with mates off platform) has but to be introduced.

As a part of the brand new partnership, Sony is additionally investing an unspecified amount of cash into Discord as a part of its Sequence H funding spherical as a minority investor. Discord is one of many largest on-line communities, particularly for gaming lovers, with over 140 million lively customers as of December 2020. The corporate was reportedly in talks to be acquired by Microsoft in a $10 billion deal earlier this yr, however these talks seem to have ended, with Discord deciding to keep as an unbiased firm as an alternative.

Extra data on how Sony is working to integrate Discord into its PlayStation merchandise must be arriving within the coming months.

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