PlayStation announced on Monday (3) that Discord invested in building a popular online chat service relationship.
Jim Ryan, President and CEO of PlayStation announced the partnership through publication on the official website. For now, no details have been released regarding this relationship. Sony says it has invested in Discord’s H Series. PlayStation has contacted the platform’s founders, Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, to bring friends and community together.
“Empowering players so they can create communities and share gaming experiences is the heart of what we do,” Ryan said. “So we’re more than excited to begin this journey with one of the world’s most popular communication services.”
Discord is an online communication service where people can join on user-created channels to chat by text, voice, or video chats. These channels can be focused on hobbies and created by groups of friends or even official gaming companies. Discord has about 140 million users per month around the world.
News of PlayStation’s minority stake comes after reports that Discord has disrupted negotiations with three potential buyers, including Microsoft. Supposedly, the tech giant was ready to offer $10 billion for Discord. It seems that these conversations may be “restarted in the future.”
There are no concrete details on how PlayStation and Discord will collaborate in the future, either through the official integration of Discord into PlayStation or any other option. However, minority participation shows that Sony is at least committed to working with Discord in some way.