Microsoft could end up buying Discord, new report says from Bloomberg which quotes people familiar with the subject. This could lead to an official Discord app on consoles. In itself, the possibility of this happening is huge.
At this time, Discord is not officially available on Microsoft’s Xbox platform, although it can be installed unofficially and appears to work. Discord is not available on PlayStation in any way.
The report says Microsoft is aiming to pay $ 10 billion for Discord. Although Discord has also reportedly discussed a sale with other companies, with Microsoft being the frontrunner. According to the same sources, it’s also possible that Discord will simply decide to go public rather than sell.
Neither Discord nor Microsoft have yet confirmed such plans for an acquisition. Discord, which was originally designed as a chat tool for people who play PC games, has since grown into more than just video games.
In the middle of last year, he took steps to rebrand himself as place for everyone to communicate with like-minded individuals, as opposed to just a game chat tool. However, Discord has by no means strayed completely from gaming.
The console would be the last frontier for Discord, if Microsoft allows it
One thing to keep in mind is that Microsoft has not confirmed the purchase of Discord. Even though the two companies are in talks for an acquisition, the talks are very different from a mutual agreement and even more so from a finalized acquisition that has been approved.
Still, if the report is correct, it could mean big things for Discord and the players who use it. Right now, the only major gaming platform that Discord isn’t available on is consoles. It started on PC and has since made the leap to mobile on Android and iOS.
Although not integrated with cloud gaming, the app still exists on mobile and PC. Two places where you can use cloud services like Stadia, Game Pass, and GeForce NOW. You can therefore simply use the applications dedicated to these platforms.
With Discord on console, gamers would finally have what many consider the best chat app for gaming. That is, assuming Microsoft is playing well and leaving things open for Sony to add it to PlayStation. Which would probably be in a more rush to do if Microsoft made it officially available for Xbox.
JUST IN: Microsoft is in talks to acquire Discord, a video game chat community, for more than $ 10 billion, people familiar with the matter say https://t.co/dezH8WoEqo
– Bloomberg (@business) March 23, 2021