Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced a partnership with Discord to integrate the communication service with PlayStation Network, and has made a minority investment as part of Discord’s Series H round.
“Our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan in a blog post. “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.”
Ryan continued, “From our very first conversation with [Discord] 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.”
More information will be announced in the coming months.