Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president Jim Ryan announced in a blog post a partnership with Discord. Sony will integrate the service into PlayStation Network.
Ryan said that there are plans on bringing “the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year”.
Read the official statement down below:
At PlayStation, we’re constantly looking for new ways to enable players around the world to connect with one another, form new friendships and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. It’s in this spirit that we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communication service popularized by gamers and used by more than 140 million people every month around the world.
Together, our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on 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.
From our very first conversation with co-founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, I was inspired by their lifelong love for gaming and our teams’ shared passion to help bring friends and communities together in new ways. Empowering players to create communities and enjoy shared gaming experiences is at the heart of what we do, so we are beyond excited to start this journey with one of the world’s most popular communication services.
Sony Interactive Entertainment also invested as part of Discord’s Series H funding round. It’s still uncertain how PlayStation will integrate the service and how will it look like. It’s expected that the decision is made to make it easier for cross-platform gameplay.