Sony Group has mentioned it has invested in well-liked chat app Discord and was wanting to get it into the PlayStation subsequent yr.
Sony Interactive Entertainment made a "minority investment" within the platform with greater than 140 million month-to-month customers, a lot of them sport lovers, in accordance to Jim Ryan, president of the tech titan's sport arm.
The information adopted studies that Discord had terminated acquisition talks with Xbox producer Microsoft whereas different companies expressed curiosity in partnering with the service.
Sony and Discord didn’t say how a lot the deal was price or different particulars.
"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," Mr Ryan mentioned in a press release.
"Together, our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network," he mentioned.
Other particulars shall be shared "in the coming months", he added.
Discord, which relies in San Francisco, permits its customers to change textual content, audio and video free of charge.
Sony Group launched its much-anticipated PlayStation 5 console in November.
The Japan-based conglomerate final week introduced its biggest-ever annual internet revenue, pushed by its video games arm as individuals around the globe have been compelled to entertain themselves at residence throughout coronavirus lockdowns.
based mostly on website supplies www.rte.ie