Sony is teaming up with Discord to bring the chat service to Playstation next year

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  • Sony is launching a partnership between PlayStation and the videogame chat service Discord nest year.
  • As part of the partnership, Sony is investing an undisclosed amount of money into Discord.
  • Discord had turned down a $12 billion acquisition from Sony rival Microsoft in April.
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Sony is launching a partnership with Discord to bring the video-game chat service to PlayStation next year, the company announced on Monday.

"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," Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO and President Jim Ryan said in a press release.

As part of the partnership, Sony is also investing an undisclosed amount of money into Discord.

"From our very first conversation with 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," Ryan said. "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."

Details on what the partnership exactly entails remain unclear, as it's unknown if a Discord app will be coming to PlayStation consoles or if the partnership will work in another way.

Microsoft had previously been in talks to acquire Discord, but the discussions broke down last month after Discord rejected the company's $12 billion bid, Bloomberg reported.

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