Messaging platform Discord has confirmed that it is “gradually rolling out” support for Playstation consoles users from today.
The process for linking your PlayStation console to the app is designed to be as seamless as possible.
“If you’ve ever connected your Discord account to another service that allows you to display your activity, it works similarly here,” the company explained. “Once your Discord account is linked, the game you’re currently playing on either PS4 or PS5 will be shown as your activity, just like that!”
PlayStation users will have the option of displaying their PlayStation Network online ID on their profile, giving their Discord associates a chance to add them to their Sony friend’s circle. Discord added that this feature is also great for games that have cross-platform support and organizing a virtual meet-up, in titles such as Destiny 2 or Fortnite for example.
When Sony announced its partnership last year, it mentioned a move to focus on PlayStation Network as a hub for social gaming. “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 together,” Sony president Jim Ryan said at the time.
Sony’s shift towards a focus on communal gaming spaces was bolstered by its acquisition of Destiny 2 developer Bungie this week, arguably one of the leading names in video games as a live service. With an “aggressive roadmap” towards live service games, Discord integration on PlayStation consoles will be a crucial part of its digital strategy in the future.
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