At the beginning of April there was a smell of redemption in the air, that of Microsoft’s Discord communications platform. The application played against the predictions of publications dealing with economic and financial news and eventually turned its back on the Redmond company and its $ 10 billion … and shook hands with Tokyo.
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This Monday, May 3rd, 2021, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Discord have partnered the application with the PlayStation ecosystem
At PlayStation, we’re constantly looking for new ways to enable players around the world to connect with one another, make new friends and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communications service popularized by gamers and used by more than 140 million people worldwide every month.
Together, our teams are already working hard to connect Discord to your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network. Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences on consoles and mobile phones closer together from the beginning of next year, so that friends, groups and communities can more easily hang out, have fun and communicate while playing together.
To bring these experiences to life for our gamers, Sony Interactive Entertainment made a minority stake in Discord’s H-Series. From our first conversation with co-founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, I was inspired by their lifelong love for the game and the shared passion of our teams to bring friends and communities together in new ways. Our activities focus on the opportunity for players to build communities and enjoy shared gaming experiences. We are therefore excited to begin this journey with one of the world’s most popular communication services.
To know how Discord and its private servers, which enable smooth discussions during games, are integrating the PlayStation universe (replacing the recently vanished Communities portion), you’ll have to wait a bit. New information will be announced later this year. This is another significant investment after the 450 million stake in Epic Games.