It was rumoured that Xbox was set to potentially acquire Discord some weeks ago before talks fell apart. Today, PlayStation has announced that it has made a minority investment in Discord that will bring the two companies closer together.
Whilst it isn’t clear how this eventuate, the blog post says that “Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year”. It’s definitely time that we get Discord integration on all consoles and hopefully this is the starting point.
The full blog post can be read below:
At PlayStation, 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. It’s in this spirit that we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communication service popularized by gamers and used by more than 140 million people every month around the world.
Together, our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on 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.
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. 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. Empowering players to create communities and enjoy shared gaming experiences is at the heart of what we do, so we are beyond excited to start this journey with one of the world’s most popular communication services.