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Sony takes aim at gamers with Discord stake

PlayStation and US chat service to come 'closer together' from early 2022

A person tries on Sony's PlayStation VR headset. The company hopes to strengthen the sense of community among users by integrating the Discord chat service into the PlayStation ecosystem.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Sony Group has bought into Discord, an American chat platform popular with gamers, aiming to integrate it into the Japanese electronics company's PlayStation ecosystem.

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced the minority investment of an undisclosed sum as part of Discord's Series H funding round. Discord said in December that it had raised "an additional $100 million in funding to help make Discord even better," without specifying from whom.

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