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.