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PlayStation Partners With Discord, Plans to Integrate Service With PSN in 2022

PlayStation Partners With Discord, Plans to Integrate Service With PSN in 2022 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 May 2021 / 1,352 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced it has formed a partnership with Discord to integrate the service with PlayStation Network in early 2022. Sony has also made a minority investment as part of Discord's Series H round. 

"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," said Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan.

"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.

"To bring these experiences to life for our players, Sony Interactive Entertainment has made a minority investment as part of Discord’s Series H round. 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."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
Rafie (on 03 May 2021)

Hopefully this will be much easier than communities, although communities wasn't really hard to navigate and find this.

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DonFerrari (on 03 May 2021)

Like a month after the rumor that MS was going to buy Discord? Interesting.

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gtotheunit91 (on 03 May 2021)

I wonder how this will be implemented in regards to Discord servers. Those wouldn't exactly be easy to navigate through on a controller lol voice-chat will certainly be greatly improved though!

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AFattyGamer (on 03 May 2021)

Good move Mr. Jim Ryan :) Sony and Discord becoming besties is good to see. Sony Group Corp. allowing SIE a minority stake in Discord’s Series H is amazing as well. Strengthen all ties after shutting down PlayStation Communities.

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Chazore AFattyGamer (on 03 May 2021)

I just hope it doesn't lead to an outright buyout down the road. I'd rather a 3rd party communication app remain that way.

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AFattyGamer Chazore (on 03 May 2021)

Yes I agree. I don't want Microsoft nor Sony buying Discord. I prefer Discord remain independent as they are now. Discord is good for all gamers to be able to communicate regardless of platform. I think Discord saw that with Microsoft ... 12 billion wouldn't sway that that either I suppose.

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mjk45 Chazore (on 03 May 2021)

hopefully it is and remains what it seems on the surface to be, a good choice of integrating a popular platform that should improve PSN 's offerings. meanwhile the investment while at the margins lets discord know that there is more than one way to move your company forward than either going it alone or becoming just another part of one of the tech giants.

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Zkuq (on 03 May 2021)

As an existing Discord user, this raises some concerns due to the lack of information so far, but the chances are this won't affect Discord negatively.

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Chazore Zkuq (on 03 May 2021)

Same. I just hope this doesn't lead to them being bought out by any of the big 3, because that never ends well.

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Raven Zkuq (on 03 May 2021)

It just seems like a partnership in terms of integration with PSN accounts, similarly to how you can connect your XBL account and broadcast your game activity in your status. I'm not too worried, and wish more platforms would do stuff like that.

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Blood_Tears (on 03 May 2021)
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