Microsoft Corp. has elevated its talks with Discord to a higher level, and it’s now in exclusive talks that could reach a verdict soon. One of the best messaging platforms and gamer’s best friend, evaluated at $10 billion, might become Microsoft’s property. Microsoft is eager to acquire Discord, as both companies have moved in exclusive talks, which could lead to completion and a successful deal soon.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Discord are in exclusive talks and could complete a deal next month, assuming the negotiations don’t fall apart. Since the pandemic took place, Discord’s popularity has grown big, seducing Microsoft to a large extent. After Microsoft gave up on Mixer, its streaming platform, it’s good to know that they’re further interested in acquiring a renowned service that supports gaming.
Knowing Microsoft’s intentions, the acquisition of Discord is very much needed. Microsoft has always tried to acquire services that could potentially bring them more customers. Discord is considered to be one of, if not the biggest VoIP, due to its capabilities such as instant messaging, community managing, and other unique features.
The acquisition could help Microsoft attain even more Xbox fans due to the possible implementations of Discord on the Xbox platform, which could naturally bolster the cross-platform gaming between Xbox and PC users. Will this hunt of Discord succeed?