Sony announced that the communication service Discord will be integrated into the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console from 2022. The announcement was made today (4) through the official blog of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) where they confirmed this partnership strategic.
It is the latest development after the end of negotiations with Microsoft that would not be successful. Now, the Japanese giant makes it known that as of next year, its PS5 will bring this communication platform integrated into the system.
Sony guarantees that Discord will be integrated into the PS5
The announcement of the partnership between Sony and the popular communication service Discord will give players greater integration and ease of use of this extremely popular service in the community. gaming. It was one of the fastest growing companies during the pandemic, uniting millions of users in recent months.
In fact, it was thanks to these users, more fond of games, that Discord would grow exponentially in recent years. It is now a benchmark in the industry and over the past few months has been coveted by Microsoft among other companies.
With the acquisition by Microsoft falling apart, the partnership with Sony came as a surprise. Note that the exact details of the understanding have not yet been revealed, with Sony promising more news soon.
Discord will reinforce the social experience of PlayStation consoles
In any case, we know that its service and capabilities will be integrated as part of the social experience offered by PlayStation at the beginning of next year.
The partnership was made official by Jim Ryan, PlayStation CEO, through a post on the Official SIE Blog.
“At PlayStation we are constantly looking for new ways to allow players from around the world to connect with each other. So that they form new friendships and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. “, Points out Ryan.
“It is in this spirit that we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Discord communication service, popularized by players and used by more than 140 million people every month worldwide,” he adds.
In 2022 the communication service will be integrated in Sony PS5 consoles
According to Jim Ryan, the Discord communication service will be integrated into the PS Network’s social and gaming experience “early next year”.
“Together, our teams are already working hard to connect Discord with their social and gaming experience on the PS Network. Our goal is to bring Discord and PlayStation experiences closer to consoles and mobile devices early next year. In this way, allowing friends, groups and communities to socialize, have fun and communicate more easily while playing together ”, added the CEO of PlayStation.
Thus, through the PSN service, players will be able to create servers, take advantage of groups and use the app with more communication capabilities. It will be a reinforcement for the PS Network that will help users get more out of the platform.
Finally, Sony promises that more information related to the announcement will be revealed soon.
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