A screenshot posted on Discord recently seems to imply Discord integration may soon be available on PlayStation consoles. Discord is one of the most popular voice over IP services available on PC, with a recorded 140 million users at the end of 2021.
The screenshot, uploaded by Reddit user r/Jankesjt, shows the Playstation symbol in the menu for connections. The connections menu allows users to link certain accounts to their Discord app, including Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.
Mp1st also confirmed the existence of the link between the companies by scanning the backend of Discord. It would appear that the initial integration will simply allow Discord users to display which PlayStation games they are currently playing.
However, fans theorised for some time that a full integration was likely on the way at some point that would allow PlayStation users to communicate through Discord on their consoles. This was the initial speculation after Sony announced a joint project with Discord last year.
Discord is coming
Describing the partnership in a blog last year, Playstation president and CEO, Jim Ryan stated: “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.”
Considering that cross-platform multiplayer is increasingly becoming more common, it makes sense for consoles to be able to communicate with PC players more effectively. Discord integration across both consoles might even allow Playstation and Xbox users to communicate with each other one day.
Elsewhere, Microsoft has announced the Xbox Game Pass additions for January 2022. The biggest game joining the lineup this month is the Mass Effect Legendary Edition which launched last year. So that one guy who bought it on the Christmas sales can rest knowing his sacrifice was noble.
[Featured Image Credit: Discord & Sony]