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PlayStation has new partnership with Discord, starting early next year

cormack12

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Source: https://www.sie.com/en/blog/announcing-playstations-new-partnership-with-discord/



Jim Ryan, President & CEO
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.
 
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SilentUser

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This is great, but still so far away. Why? Hopefully it will happen sooner, as I don't see much reason not to. I need it ASAP lol
 

ethomaz

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Wait... MS failed to buy Discord and Sony made a partnership? Looks suspicious.

I want to see how it will integrated in the PS5 UI.

I use Discord for Novels.
 
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kingpotato

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Phil baited Jim into a discord partnership, pretending they were going to buy them.
Well done, Phil.
Phil is the master tactician! I love how he also tricked PlayStation into making next gen launch titles and then pulled the rug out from under them by launching a console with no exclusive content at all or even anything resembling next gen for years!
 

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I can't really understand how Xbox let's Sony win these news.
They seem to have good focus but they somehow always fail and end up making Sony stronger.

Good move by Sony
If Discord didn't want to sell, then Microsoft couldn't really stop them from doing this deal with Xbox. Hopefully this forces Microsoft to do something similar in terms of roadmap and committing internal resources to get a good level of integration. Win for all gamers.
 
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NickFire

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Never used discord but it seems pretty popular. So I suppose this will be a popular partnership.
 

JLB

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I can't really understand how Xbox let's Sony win these news.
They seem to have good focus but they somehow always fail and end up making Sony stronger.

Good move by Sony

Xbox was never part of that deal, but Microsoft as a corp.
That was a potential buyout, this is a partnership.
Basically this thing is a typical oranges vs apples.
 

Punished Miku

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I feel like a luddite as I have no idea what Discord really is. :messenger_dizzy:
You're really not missing anything. This is going to be next to useless for most people.

You may have noticed that in that entire statement it doesn't actually say anything that's useful that is even happening. They're bringing a voice service / chat room "closer" to PSN, which already has built in voice chat. Whoopee.
 
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