Sony and Dis­cord have decid­ed to part­ner-up. Jim Ryan, pres­i­dent and CEO of Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment, made the announce­ment yes­ter­day, stat­ing the new part­ner­ship will see Dis­cord con­nect “with your social and gam­ing expe­ri­ence on PlaySta­tion net­work.” The inte­gra­tion between Dis­cord and PSN is expect­ed to hap­pen in ear­ly 2022.

In the blog post, Ryan also said teams are already work­ing to bring Dis­cord to the PlaySta­tion net­work. “Togeth­er, our teams are already hard at work con­nect­ing Dis­cord with your social and gam­ing expe­ri­ence on PlaySta­tion Net­work,” he said. “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 together.”

This was­n’t the only announce­ment, how­ev­er. Sony also has a minor­i­ty invest­ment in Dis­cord as part of its Series H fund­ing round. No fig­ures were pub­licly revealed about this investment. 

The deal comes right after Microsoft and Dis­cord made their own deal to inte­grate the chat app with Halo Infi­nite on PC. Recent­ly, both com­pa­nies made head­lines when reports cir­cu­lat­ed that Microsoft was con­sid­er­ing buy­ing Dis­cord for $10 bil­lion. How­ev­er, Dis­cord decid­ed to con­tin­ue on independently.