Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan announced a partnership with Discord. The social platform will be integrated with PlayStation in 2022.
The text below has been posted on the SIE Official Blog by Ryan.
On PlayStation, we are constantly looking for new ways to allow players from all over the world to connect, make new friends and communities, and share fun experiences and lasting memories. It is in this spirit that we are excited to announce a new partnership with Discord, the communication service that players are known for and used by more than 140 million people every month around the world.
Together, our teams are already working hard to connect Discord with your social and gaming experience on the PlayStation Network. Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences together on console and on mobile from the start of next year, allowing friends, groups and communities to go out, have fun and connect more easily while playing together.
To bring these experiences to life for our players, Sony Interactive Entertainment has invested a minority as part of the Discord’s H series. Since our first conversation with co-founders Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevsky, I drew inspiration from their enduring love for games and the shared passion for our teams 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 very excited to start this journey with one of the most popular communication services in the world.
It’s always an honor to work with great partners to bring new experiences to our fans, and we’ll have more to share in the coming months. Stay tuned for our channels for the latest updates.