Gaming
Tue, 4 May 2021

Sony Interactive Entertainment partners with Discord for better social communication on PlayStation

Sony Interactive Entertainment partners with Discord for better social communication on PlayStation

Sony has partnered with popular online communication platform Discord to “bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year.” According to a blog post by Jim Ryan, President and CEO at Sony Interactive Entertainment the "popular communication service will integrate with your social experience on PlayStation beginning early next year."

Ryan says that both teams are already hard at work to connect Discord with the social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network. As a part of this partnership, Sony Interactive Entertainment has also made a minor investment of an unspecified amount in Discord. There aren't many details available about Sony Interactive Entertainment's partnership with Discord and the companies are likely to share more in the near future. This partnership will allow players to "create communities and enjoy shared gaming experiences."

PlayStation users will be able to stay closer to their friends after Discord is integrated. 

Discord is one of the biggest online communication platforms with over 140 million users every month. Discord is highly popular among gamers as it allows them to create a party where they can communicate via text, voice, and share screen with their friends. In December 2020, Discord raised $100 million in a funding round, which took the company's valuation to $7 billion. In March, there were reports that said Microsoft was acquiring Discord for $10 billion. But Discord played the reports down by saying they wanted to remain independent.