Sony has announced a partnership with Discord, a social chat platform, and plans to integrate it with the PlayStation Network. Details of the integration are unknown, but it is expected to take place in early 2022. Sony is a minority investor in Discord as part of a Series H funding round.
Discord’s Series H investment round
Discord has raised USD 100 million in its Series H investment round, valuing the company at US$7 billion. Its valuation is more than double what it was six months ago and has helped the company expand beyond videogames and into multiple daily communications. Greenoaks Capital, an investor in the gaming industry, led the round.
The new investment will be used to expand the company’s community and build features. The company raised the round six months ago and plans to use the funds to improve the app and build better features for its community. It’s estimated to have around 140 million active users. A spokesperson for the company says that it’s going to use the funds to continue improving the services it offers.
Discord’s business model is unique in the social networking space. Other companies in the industry rely on advertising to generate revenue. Its business model pushes the industry to think differently about monetization. Unlike the social networks that have gotten tons of criticism, Discord executives believe that the product is the customer and not the advertiser.
In the last few years, Discord has been raising millions of dollars in funding rounds. The company’s valuation is estimated at $15 billion. The company has opened up its doors to investors, and its Series H investment round is a great way to get a piece of the pie. The Series H investment round was led by Dragoneer Investment Group, which invested $500 million in the company.
The company also partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment (Sony), a gaming company. The new partnership will help gamers create better communities and share more lasting memories through Discord.
PlayStation’s investment in Discord
Sony Interactive Entertainment is partnering with the popular online chat service Discord in order to better connect its users. The company has invested in Discord as part of its Series H funding round, and plans to integrate Discord into the PlayStation Network by 2022. Discord offers voice calling and video streaming, and it has been a popular way for gamers to maintain their gaming communities. However, PlayStation lacks Discord’s text messaging features, which can make it difficult to communicate with friends and other players.
Discord is a popular online chat app used by 140 million gamers. The partnership between Discord and PlayStation is expected to launch in early 2022. Discord was previously in talks with Microsoft for a $10 billion deal, but decided to remain independent. The partnership between the two companies should enable gamers to chat more easily and create a more immersive gaming experience. While it’s unclear exactly how Discord will integrate with PlayStation, gaming experts expect it to help connect gamers.
PlayStation’s investment in Discord and plans to integrate it with the PlayStation Network is a good step in the right direction. This is a significant step forward for video gaming as more games are cross-platform. Discord is already available on PCs, mobile phones, and Xbox.
Discord’s new partnership with the PlayStation Network allows users to see who is online and what game they’re playing. With this, players can connect faster, and can see who’s free to game with them. In addition, PlayStation’s plans to integrate Discord with the PS4 and PS5 consoles are another step forward for the service.
Discord’s future integration with PSN
Discord has partnered with PlayStation to bring system-wide integration to the PlayStation Network. The integration will first be available in the United States and will soon be available in other countries as well. Once it is available in all regions, it will be available for users on all platforms. The integration will be part of the ongoing partnership between Discord and Sony, which began last May when PlayStation made a minority investment in the company.
PlayStation 5 users are likely to be happy to hear that Discord’s integration will come soon. According to Tom Henderson, a reliable PlayStation leaker, this integration will be available on the PlayStation 5 and PS4 sometime around March 2023. However, it hasn’t been confirmed whether Discord will add voice chat functionality to the PlayStation 4. If it does, then we’ll have to wait a few years to find out.
Sony and Discord are collaborating to make Discord more accessible for PlayStation users. The integration will focus on sharing game activity and will not allow users to log out of their PSN account. PlayStation gamers will also have access to Discord features directly from their console, allowing them to remain connected with their social groups across devices.
In addition to voice chat, Discord will also enable users to view their current game while they’re talking on the chatroom. The PlayStation 5 will also allow users to view their game’s name in the chat room. As the two companies continue to work out supply chain issues, the PS5 integration is likely to happen sooner than later.
Discord is already a popular voice chat platform. The company has a mobile app that allows users to join voice calls. Users can also transfer voice calls to the PlayStation from their mobile device.
Sony has invested in Discord, a popular online gaming community, and plans to integrate it with the PlayStation Network by 2022. According to a press release, the partnership will allow gamers to communicate more easily across different platforms. Sony is a minority investor in Discord, which has more than 140 million active monthly users.
Discord is already integrated with Microsoft’s Xbox, although the integration is limited to player presence and Xbox Live communication. Nevertheless, PlayStation will be one of the first gaming consoles to support the service. It is expected to launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in 2023. The company has also already included the Discord app in its mobile app.
Discord has many advantages, including an intuitive interface. The platform also allows players to customize their profile by adding their PSN login credentials. This makes it easier for gamers to manage their online presence. Furthermore, PlayStation will be able to integrate Discord with other social media accounts. It is also possible that this partnership will result in new features exclusive to PlayStation. For now, the PlayStation logo appears alongside other social media connections.
In May, Sony announced that it would invest in Discord, but it did not specify when the partnership would be complete. However, Sony and Discord have stated that they look forward to working together in the future. The company has also been in touch with Discord’s co-founders Stan Vishnevskiy and Jason Citron in order to discuss the potential integration.
It’s not known how much impact this new partnership will have, but it’s a great step in the right direction for social gaming and will allow for better cross-platform communication.
Coming to Xbox
Xbox has a long list of upcoming games that are coming in the next 12 months. In a presentation at the Bethesda showcase, the company revealed an image of 50 upcoming games that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass. Of those games, 43 were confirmed to be coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers will be able to get access to DLC benefits and early access to games. For example, on 27 September, subscribers will be able to play FIFA 23 for 10 hours via EA Play. They will also have access to fresh content for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and Sea of Thieves.
The game series Persona is a long-running turn-based RPG that mixes tactical role-playing with high school life in Japan. This strange mix of genres has earned the game an average Metacritic score of 95 per cent. Persona 4 Golden, as well as Persona 3 Portable, will be coming to Xbox. Several other Persona games will be added to Xbox Game Pass in the near future.
Microsoft also has two first party games coming this year, both of which will be exclusive to Xbox Game Pass. One of those is Starfield, which was initially scheduled for November 11 but has now been delayed until early 2023. Another is As Dusk Falls, a graphic novel-like game that supports up to eight players. It’s developed by Caroline Marchal, the developer behind Detroit and Heavy Rain, and features a striking graphic novel style.
Xbox Game Pass subscribers will also be able to get the critically acclaimed point-and-click adventure game NORCO. The game is already available on PC, and will be coming to Xbox Game Pass next month.