After rejecting Microsoft’s takeover offer, Discord is getting closer to… Sony. The Japanese giant has just announced that it will integrate the popular chat solution among gamers into its PlayStation Network (PSN) from the beginning of next year.
The goal for Sony is to allow PSN players to communicate with Discord users on PC and mobile. “Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences on console and mobile closer together early next year, making it easier for friends, groups and communities to chat, have fun and communicate when they play together,” Jim writes. Ryan, PD-G. from Sony Entertainment.
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Sony therefore plans to go further in integration than what Microsoft is doing for its Xbox. It is only possible to know if a player is present and what they are playing in the ecosystem of the Redmond giant.
To demonstrate the seriousness of its commitment, Sony also announces that it will invest in Discord, in order to obtain a minority stake. With 140 million monthly users, Discord is a ready-made solution to part of the cross-platform gaming issue, that of communication. Good news for Sony, which has long lagged behind in cross-play with the PlayStation 4.
Source: PlayStation Blog