Discord, one of the world’s most popular multi-platform voice communications service, has partnered with Sony PlayStation, and will soon be integrated into the PlayStation Network, which is their social network for PlayStation console gamers.
Discord has been in the online voice-communication space for many years now and has a ton of experience in the area, which is evident from their success. The app is well known for their features and tools for communities and personal servers.
The company was recently in the news as rumours surfaced that Microsoft was looking into purchasing Discord for at least $10 billion. However, those talks fell through.
Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment has purchased minority stake in Discord. The company will be working with the developers at Discord and integrate the service into their PlayStation Network. The integration is expected to be completed by sometime early next year, making it easier for friends, groups, and communities to communicate more easily while playing games together on the PlayStation.
In a statement, Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment said:
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.