Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that PlayStation will collaborate with the communication service Discord. The partnership, announced via the Sony Interactive Entertainment blog, includes a quote from CEO Jim Ryan. He says the two companies are teaming up to bring something to consoles and mobile devices in early 2022.
In addition, Sony revealed that it now has a minority stake in Discord, after participating in the Series H financing round. While there will be more news in the coming months, Jim Ryan stated that teams from both Sony and Discord are already working to connect the communications software to the PlayStation Network.
Specific features that will be implemented, such as voice chat or streaming, are not mentioned. However, the blog post states that the new partnership will allow friends and communities to communicate “more easily” while playing games.
Discord compatibility with game consoles is a frequent topic. In May 2019, the official Discord Twitter also mentioned the possibility of a Nintendo Switch app, with the caveat that this would require “Nintendo’s blessing”. Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S users can already use the service on consoles by linking the two accounts. However, users can only see each other’s activity and chat features are not available.
More news about the partnership will be released in the coming months.
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