Sony, Discord and Xbox: KFC Gaming jokes with the perfect meme

Sony, Discord and Xbox: KFC Gaming jokes with the perfect meme

Sony, Discord and Xbox

As you all know, Discord will arrive soon on PlayStation: this was confirmed days ago by Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (click here to learn more). Therefore, the agreement with Microsoft, which had proposed a good 10 billion dollars for the acquisition of the well-known platform, was skipped. Ironically speaking, it was KFC Gaming who posted something literally hilarious!

The web, following the breakup of the Microsoft deal and the subsequent plot twist, or the announcement of the partnership between Discord and Sony, was unleashed in ironic comments to summarize what happened. Among these, however, KFC Gaming won: in the cartoon posted on the company's official Twitter account, Discord is represented as the boy tempted by Sony, while Microsoft as the girlfriend. The famous meme was effective at summarizing the business question in a fun way. You can view the aforementioned meme thanks to the tweet at the bottom of the news.

The era of PS5 starts with a bang, with the arrival of Discord on PlayStation consoles by 2022. At the moment, we don't know exactly when the US platform will land on Sony's consoles, but we are sure that in the second half of 2021, official communications from the two companies will not be long in coming. Therefore, we invite you to stay tuned with us at Game Division.

Discord really said:

- KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) May 4, 2021

Here is an excerpt from Jim Ryan's thoughts on the recent partnership: “Together, our teams are already working hard to connect Discord to your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network. Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences on consoles and mobile devices closer together starting early next year, allowing friends, groups and communities to spend more time together, have fun and communicate more easily while playing, ”he concluded.

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Microsoft Discord deal dead, as Sony buys minority stake in the company

Following Discord's negotiations with Microsoft, Sony has swooped in with an investment in the gaming-focused chat service effectively shutting the door on any full acquisition by the Xbox manufacturer.

Discord is a chat service for gamers with voice, text, and video capabilities built-in. The service is widely popular amongst younger audiences and would be ripe for acquisition — if it were for sale.

Just days after talks acquisition talks with Microsoft ended, Sony made a minority investment as part of Discord's Series H round. This investment is a part of a new partnership with Discord to bring the platform to the Playstation console.

'Together, our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network,' says Sony CEO Jim Ryan. '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 games together.'

Sony made the partnership announcement on Monday, stating that Discord will begin integration in 2022. Microsoft wanted to purchase the company outright for a rumored $12 billion but was ultimately unsuccessful.

Sources told Bloomberg that Discord rejected Microsoft's bids for purchase in the hopes it would achieve a public listing on the stock market. The chat service has been courted for purchase by other companies such as Twitter, Epic, and Amazon as well.

Discord's size and popularity recently brought it under Apple's scrutiny too, citing its NSFW content couldn't exist on the App Store. The company since walked back that position, claiming only to remove access from servers whose purpose was solely focused on NSFW content.