Sony will be providing full PS5 Discord integration soon, with a release date scheduled for “the coming months” according to sources speaking with known insider Tom Henderson. The integration will apparently occur during version 7.00, with version 6.00 arriving in mid-September. PlayStation console owners have been waiting for more than a year to be able to use the popular program for voice chat and instant messaging through a dedicated app. While Discord integration was technically made available in late January this year on PlayStation platforms, the extent of it was only having Discord friends see what you were playing and letting others see your PSN online ID on your Discord profile. It’s been underwhelming, to say the least.
Development of the PS5 Discord app is apparently going “very well”
Henderson, writing for Exputer, says that the sources providing information on full Discord integration are the same ones that told him about the “PlayStation Pro controller” several months ago. Since that has been revealed as the PS5 Dualsense Edge during the Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live presentation, this anonymous source seems trustworthy. Progress on the Discord app on PS5 has been reportedly “going very well” for the past several months during the QA phase.
This is great news considering that Microsoft has gotten the jump on Sony on Discord integration, though the method for getting it to work for Xbox consoles through the Xbox Insider program is tricky, to say the least. The process requires a lot of steps and doesn’t involve a dedicated app. Given that Jim Ryan announced Sony’s parternship with Discord back in May 2023 and that Sony has a minority investment in Discord for an undisclosed amount, it’s expected that the PS5 Discord app should be solid.
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