The most popular communication service will be added to the PS5 system at the early beginning of next year. Jim Ryan, President, and CEO feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with a partner such as Discord that has proven itself and established itself as a market leader. This association will be the perfect opportunity for him to bring a new refreshing experience of use for his players.
PlayStation and Discord partnership was announced by Jim Ryan to the personal Sony Interactive Entertainment Website on May 3, 2021. He said: “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.”
What form will the upcoming arrival of Discord on PlayStation 5 take?
It is still a little early to know, it has not yet been specified in what form the application will integrate the system. Will it be a fully integrated application to the system in a native way? Or will the tool take the form of an app available for download, leaving players the choice to stay on a Playstation communication system or to go through Discord?
Coincidentally or not, this announcement comes a few weeks after rumors that Microsoft was in serious discussions with Discord for a partnership of the same type. Is it premeditated on the part of PlayStation to discredit its main competitor and thus show its current superiority or simply a long-planned agreement?
Discord spoke on Twitter following the announcement made by the CEO of PlayStation specifying the launch window of their application on PS5 systems. They announce a release planned for 2022 on both console and mobile app. This range remains wide, it will be necessary to wait to be able to have more information as to the real turn that this collaboration will take.