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Sony and Discord have announced a partnership that will integrate the latter’s popular gaming-focused chat app with PlayStation’s own built-in social tools. It’s a big move and a fairly surprising one given how recently acquisition talks were in the air — Sony appears to have offered a better deal than Microsoft, taking an undisclosed minority […]Sony and Discord have announced a partnership that will integrate the latter’s popular gaming-focused chat app with PlayStation’s own built-in social tools. It’s a big move and a fairly surprising one given how recently acquisition talks were in the air — Sony appears to have offered a better deal than Microsoft, taking an undisclosed minority […]

Sony announces investment and partnership with Discord to bring the chat app to PlayStation – TechCrunch

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PlayStation had a funny sort of April, but much of the discourse around its willingness to take risks forgets that it's going all-in on another round with VR.PlayStation had a funny sort of April, but much of the discourse around its willingness to take risks forgets that it's going all-in on another round with VR.

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Sony has made a minority investment in Discord, following reports last month that the chat company was weighing its options for a buyout. Microsoft and Epic Games were among the companies interested in a possible buyout before Discord reportedly halted the process in order to consider going public.According to the announcement by Sony president Jim Ryan, the minority investment will result in Discord being integrated into the 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,” Ryan wrote.Sony’s is a minority stake and the amount hasn’t been disclosed, but it does hint that Discord may launch an initial public offering sooner rather than later. Microsoft’s offer to purchase Discord was reportedly higher than $10 billion—even more than the $7.5 billion it paid for Bethesda. It makes sense, because although Discord hasn’t been profitable, it is the go-to communication service for gamers on PC.It’s also worth noting that the integration with the PlayStation Network won’t likely affect the current PC Discord experience: Xbox has had a small integration for a while now, with users able to link their Xbox and Discord accounts in order to share friends lists across the platforms. Whether the PSN integration will go further than that is unclear: Ryan hasn’t provided any further details.As of December, Discord had 140 million active users per month, and had a valuation of $7 billion in November.The companies are working to integrate Discord into the PlayStation network.

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Interesting clause sheds light on Sony's approach - Update: Now that social media has a better understanding of what the c...Interesting clause sheds light on Sony's approach

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PlayStation to Partner With Discord Following Series H Minority Investment: Hoping to launch new features by early next year.Hoping to launch new features by early next year.

Sony PlayStation Discord Partnership Announcement | HYPEBEAST

PlayStation to Partner With Discord Following Series H Minority Investment: Hoping to launch new features by early next year.Hoping to launch new features by early next year.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has invested a minority stake in the popular communication app Discord, SIE president Jim Ryan announced today in a blog post. The companies plan to “bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year.” Sony Interactive Entertainment has invested a minority stake in the popular communication app Discord, SIE president Jim Ryan announced today in a blog post. The companies plan to “bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year.”

Sony Plans To 'Integrate' Discord With PlayStation

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Jim Ryan, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said on May 3, 2021 that SIE had become a minority investor in Discord, with the goal of bringing the app to PlayStation Network users sometime in early 2022.SIE takes minority stake in Discord, says both teams already working together

Sony invests in Discord, to integrate it with PSN in 2022 - Polygon

Sony announced today that it will integrate Discord with PlayStation on consoles and mobile as part of a new partnership with the chat service.

Sony Partners with Discord - Thurrott.com

Discord has partnered with Sony, which will become a minority investor in the company. The service will be integrated into PlayStation in 2022Discord has partnered with Sony, which will become a minority investor in the company. The service will be integrated into PlayStation in 2022

Discord Enters Partnership with Sony, Will Be Integrated Into PlayStation in Early 2022

Discord has partners up with PlayStation officially following their previous US$12 billion discussion with Microsoft.Discord has partners up with PlayStation officially following their previous US$12 billion discussion with Microsoft.

Discord Rejects Microsoft's US$12 Billion, Partners With PlayStation Instead | Geek Culture

According to Monday's announcement, Discord will start integrating into Playstation products in 2022.According to Monday's announcement, Discord will start integrating into Playstation products in 2022.

Sony buys minority stake in Discord as part of new partnership - Inven Global

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney confirms that Sony really did have some pricey demands in exchange for enabling cross-play features in Fortnite.Epic CEO Tim Sweeney confirms that Sony really did have some pricey demands in exchange for enabling cross-play features in Fortnite.

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Microsoft very recently bid $10 billion to buy Discord, but the deal fell throughMicrosoft very recently bid $10 billion to buy Discord, but the deal fell through

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has invested in Discord, and PlayStation will get some form of Discord functionality.Finally, Discord will work with a console.

PlayStation Will Connect With Discord Following Investment Round | Tom's Hardware

PlayStation annoucned today that it purchased a minority stake in voice-chat service, Discord. The announcement talks about Sony's plans to PlayStation annoucned today that it purchased a minority stake in voice-chat service, Discord. The announcement talks about Sony's plans to "bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together."

PlayStation And Discord Announce A Partnership After Sony Acquires Minority Interest | MMORPG.com

Epic's Tim Sweeney has revealed that Sony forces the Fortnite developer to pay extra to enable cross-play on PlayStation. Sweeney revealed this during the first day of trials between Epic and Apple.Epic's Tim Sweeney has revealed that Sony forces the Fortnite developer to pay extra to enable cross-play on PlayStation. Sweeney revealed this during the first day of trials between Epic and Apple.

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Sony plans to integrate Discord, the chat platform popular among gamers, into PlayStation Network starting in early 2022.Sony plans to integrate Discord, the chat platform popular among gamers, into PlayStation Network starting in early 2022.

Sony invests in Discord, plans to integrate the chat app to PlayStation in 2022 | Technology News,The Indian Express

Starting next year, Discord will integrate with PlayStation games for a more social experience.Starting next year, Discord will integrate with PlayStation games for a more social experience.

PlayStation and Discord team up to help players connect - CNET

A Discord experience is coming to your PlayStation.A Discord experience is coming to your PlayStation.

PlayStation and Discord Are Teaming Up

This is a huge deal in the console world.

Sony, Discord announce partnership that will bring the communication service to PlayStation | Dot Esports

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Sony to incorporate Discord with Playstation.Sony to incorporate Discord with Playstation.

Sony to integrate Discord chat into PlayStation | Engadget

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that it's partnering with Discord, the popular social platform and communication service, in order to integrate PlayStation and Discord closer together. In a letter, SIE President and CEO Jim R...Sony and Discord are partnering to integrate their services on PlayStation

Sony and Discord are partnering to integrate their services on PlayStation

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PlayStation planning to bring Discord to consoles

PlayStation planning to bring Discord to consoles

Console users would be able to call on real-time help from designated experts…Console users would be able to call on real-time help from designated experts…

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Epic Games offered to make Sony look like heroes when they announced cross-play for Fortnite, new documents have revealed.Epic Games offered to make Sony look like heroes when they announced cross-play for Fortnite, new documents have revealed.

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A unit of Sony Corp (6758.T) has made a minority investment in Discord Inc as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company's PlayStation gaming division.A unit of Sony Corp (6758.T) has made a minority investment in Discord Inc as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company's PlayStation gaming division.

Messaging app Discord ties up with Sony's PlayStation | Reuters

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will integrate Discord, the popular digital communication service, into PlayStation's 'social experience' early next year. As to what that looks like, exactly, the details are a little vague beyond SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan stating that the [...]Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that it will integrate Discord, the popular digital [...]

PlayStation Announces New Partnership With Discord

That is big news for PlayStation gamers -- users of Sony's latest gaming consoles have been clamoring for Discord support for years, and soon, their prayers will...That is big news for PlayStation gamers -- users of Sony's latest gaming consoles have been clamoring for Discord support for years, and soon, their prayers will...

Discord platform is coming to PlayStation in early 2022 | TechSpot

Sony has announced a new partnership with Discord that will bring the communication service’s features to PlayStation Network.Sony has announced a new partnership with Discord that will bring the communication service’s features to PlayStation Network.

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The PlayStation Discord partnership will see the PSN connected to Discord via both console and mobile in early 2022.The PlayStation Discord partnership will see the PSN connected to Discord via both console and mobile in early 2022.

PlayStation Discord Partnership, Connection Expected in Early 2022

Sony is integrating Discord into PSN starting early next year. PlayStation is also investing into the communication platform.Sony is integrating Discord into PSN starting early next year. PlayStation is also investing into the communication platform.

PlayStation invests in Discord and plans integration with PSN in 2022 | VentureBeat

With offline fighting game events essentially getting wiped out last year, Discord became the primary way tournaments continue to run online, and there's apparently going to be some interesting changes coming to the service in the future.After acquisition ...With offline fighting game events essentially getting wiped out last year, Discord became the primary way tournaments continue to run online, and there's apparently going to be some interesting changes coming to the service in the future.After acquisition ...

Fighting game tournaments on PlayStation will soon see a nice upgrade after Sony and Discord forge new partnership

PlayStation announces a new partnership between the company and the gaming industry's biggest chat and community platform, Discord.PlayStation announces a new partnership between the company and the gaming industry's biggest chat and community platform, Discord.

PlayStation Announces Major New Partnership With Discord

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Sony announces Discord partnership as the company made a minority investment after the company's Series H round of investments.Sony announces Discord partnership as the company made a minority investment after the company's Series H round of investments.

Sony Announces Discord Partnership - Niche Gamer

Sony expects the Discord integration with PlayStation Network to happen in 2022.Sony expects the Discord integration with PlayStation Network to happen in 2022.

PlayStation Invests In Discord, Will Integrate Into PSN - GameSpot

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Following Microsoft's failed negotiations to acquire Discord, Sony has announced that Discord integration will hit PlayStation in 2022.More investments.

PlayStation Announces Discord Integration After Microsoft Talks Failed

A minority investment by Sony brings the two companies together to integrate Discord more closely with PlayStation devices.Sony's new stake in Discord to bring chat service to PlayStation

Discord coming to PS5 as Sony makes big investment | Tom's Guide

Sony has announced it has partnered up with Discord to bring the popular communications service to PlayStation Network next year. The company has also invested an unknown amount in Discord.Sony has announced it has partnered up with Discord to bring the popular communications service to PlayStation Network next year. The company has also invested an unknown amount in Discord.

Sony announces partnership with Discord to bring service to PlayStation Network - Neowin

Chat service will be added to console's online service early next year; Sony makes minority investment in the company as wellChat service will be added to console's online service early next year; Sony makes minority investment in the company as well

Sony announces Discord integration into PlayStation Network | GamesIndustry.biz

"Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together""Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together"

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