In one Posts on Reddit Recently removed by moderators, a Discord user with the Reddit username Jankesjt shared a screenshot from Discord showing the “PlayStation Network” among the accounts listed as being able to integrate Discord. So it looks like PlayStation will be getting Discord soon. Of course, this will fit the plan published by Sony Interactive Entertainment President Jim Ryan returns in May 2021. Ryan’s blog post at the time stated that Discord would “integrate with your social experience on PlayStation early next year”.
Jankesjt didn’t explain how they unlocked the PlayStation Network link and no other users reported doing so, which means it’s possible the whole thing is just a fake. The screenshots look pretty realistic though, and it would be a weird thing to fake, which doesn’t mean people on the internet don’t fake weird stuff every day.
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Since its launch in 2015, Discord has risen to become the leading communication tool for gamers, boasting over 150 million monthly active users. It is considered by many to be superior to any social tool that various platform owners have attempted to integrate into their offerings, so it is more of Sony’s inclusion of Discord than trying to beat the odds. Beating them at their own game makes perfect sense.
https://www.gamepur.com/news/discord-user-discovers-link-to-playstation-integration Discord users discover link to PlayStation integration