Based on voice and written communication, which is very popular with gamers, Discord will now be integrated into Playstation. Sony is thought to have taken this step to provide Playstation players with a better in-game chat experience.
Sony partners with Discord for Playstation
Although details of the story have not yet been revealed, Sony has given Discord capital support and partnered. Sony announced that they will integrate discord and PlayStation consoles with this investment.
It is unclear how discord and Sony PlayStation will be integrated. There is a possibility that this integration is a full-fledged Discord app that comes to PlayStation consoles. Another possibility is that this integration is more limited and only PlayStation Network (PSN) and Discord accounts are connected.
Discord has also attracted attention outside the audience thanks to video call support, especially during the pandemic period. Sony, on the other hand, is looking for a more organic player for the selling Playstation 5. In this sense, more direct communication for PlayStation can be established in partnership with Sony Discord.
Recently, the platform has been on the radar of big companies like Microsoft. The online chat platform has more than 140 million users. In 2020, the platform generated about $130 million in revenue.
Discord, which has also recently attracted the attention of Microsoft, Epic, and Amazon, rejected a $10 billion offer from Microsoft. The platform, which wants to remain independent, has also ended its negotiations with Epic and Amazon. In this sense, the integration of the platform with Sony and Playstation is likely to remain only at the level of a partnership.
What is Discord?
Discord is, in the simplest terms, a chat show. It allows you to communicate with different people over the internet in an audio, video, and written way, such as Skype and similar programs. Discord, which is generally preferred by people who play computer games online, supports video calls as well as voice and written communication and allows you to open a live stream. This means you can broadcast to the people you speak to aloud.