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Sony will partner with Discord for an upcoming PlayStation Network integration

Sony now holds a stake in Discord. (Source: Discord)
Sony now holds a stake in Discord. (Source: Discord)
The president and CEO of Sony's PlayStation division Jim Ryan has announced that users will soon be able to connect their Discord accounts via the social aspects of the console's Network. The OEM has also just bought a minority stake in the chat-app company, as a result of its current capital-raising drive. The exact nature of the new Sony/Discord integration is now slated to be revealed in the next few months.

Discord had recently been linked to the possibilty of a merger with Microsoft; however, its founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy have decided to go a different way since then. Their company has just completed a round of funding that has resulted in the acquisition of Sony Interactive Entertainment as a minority owner.

This move might well be expected to bring the popular service and the PlayStation ecosystem into closer alignment, and according to a new blog post by Jim Ryan, that is pretty much what is going to happen. The executive has revealed that PlayStation Network (PSN) users will be able to connect Discord "with the social and gaming experience" on that platform in a new way soon.

Sony has yet to reveal what this new feature will be exactly and how it will work; however, it estimates that more details will be forthcoming "in the coming months". In the meantime, Ryan notes that the PlayStation team is "beyond excited to start this journey with one of the world’s most popular communication services", and that he is personally "inspired by their lifelong love for gaming and our teams’ shared passion to help bring friends and communities together in new ways".

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05- 4 (Update: 2021-05- 4)