Sony plans to integrate Discord into PlayStation consoles early next year

PlayStation and Discord have entered into a partnership. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says “the Discord and PlayStation experiences will be brought closer together on consoles and smartphones from early next year.”

Sony Interactive Entertainment announces its partnership with Discord in a blog post. For the time being, the two companies are making few details about the content of this collaboration. Sony does say that the two companies are “working hard” to connect Discord with the “social and gaming experiences on PlayStation Network.”

Discord is also expected to be available for PlayStation consoles, although how that would happen is still unclear. For example, it is still unknown whether Discord would be available as a standalone PlayStation app. As part of the partnership, Sony has invested an undisclosed amount in Discord during an investment round. The Japanese console manufacturer now has a minority stake in Discord. Sony and Discord will announce more details about the partnership between the two companies in the coming months.

The collaboration between Discord and PlayStation is striking; In recent weeks there have been rumors that competitor Microsoft would be in talks to take over the chat platform, with an amount of 10 billion dollars being mentioned. However, in late April, The Wall Street Journal reported that these acquisition talks would have ceased after Discord decided to remain an independent company.