As part of the deal, the Sony video game company made a minority investment in Discord’s H series.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on Monday a partnership with Discord, the popular multi-format communications service. The companies are working to connect the social and gaming experience of Sony PlayStation Network users with Discord, the company noted.

“Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences on console and mobile closer together starting early next year, making it easier for friends, groups and communities to come together, have fun and communicate while playing. to games together, ”Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said in a blog post.

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As part of the deal, the Sony video game company made a minority investment in Discord’s H series. However, the exact amount of the investment was not disclosed by the companies.

Discord, which has over 140 million monthly active users, was exploring a sale at over $ 10 billion valuation. Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Discord has ended discussions with interested buyers, including Microsoft.

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Discord offers an invitation-only space where people can switch between voice, video, and text, depending on how they want to talk to their friends and communities. It is popularized by gamers and most commonly used by small, active groups.

The companies will share more information about their partnership in the coming months, Ryan noted.