And we started another day with more rumors. If yesterday there was the spying of Tesla in China, today it is up to Microsoft’s intention to purchase Discord, although the sources are extremely reliable and the operation would make all the sense in the world.
On the one hand we have Microsoft, which has already tried to buy TikTok and Pinterest without success. He has money to buy from a giant, and he wants it to be something profitable, something like what he did with Skype when he bought it for 8.5 billion.
On the other hand, we have Discord, a chat for players that over time has become much more, in a very complete communication platform that can be used both personally and professionally, with tools that could raise the level of the game. communication we have when playing with Xbox.
The fact is that from Bloomberg they indicate that there is an intention to buy, and apparently they are not small numbers. We are talking about 10 billion dollars to get the platform. Discord will now have to think about it, sell it, or ignore the offer and go public to see if its value increases even more (a boom like the one we saw recently with Roblox).
In December, Discord raised $ 100 million and came to a valuation of $ 7 billion, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the sale price eventually topped $ 10 billion.
If Microsoft ends up buying Discord, you may want to integrate some of its premium features, like HD video and screen sharing, with the Xbox Game Pass offer.
On the other hand, doubts among the community are not lacking. Microsoft dropped Skype (which still exists) and added its functionality to Teams, a platform that some call the discord for boomers and where much more effort is invested. We all hope that Discod does not disappear or be ignored and that it becomes just one more ingredient of Microsoft Teams. While Teams is similar to Discord in functionality, they both serve a different audience that is used to different workflows.
Discord currently has more than 100 million monthly active users, ranging from study groups to art communities.
Now we just have to wait for the negotiations to end.