O latest ps5 update introduced a function that users had been waiting for years: Discord, the possibility of chatting with users of other platforms through this application. And best of all, you don’t have to download anything to your console. You just need to link your Discord and PlayStation accounts and manage the chats from your mobile phone or PC.
it is collaboration between Sony and Discord it’s much more important than it seems to the video game industry. For the first time, PC, Xbox and PlayStation are officially united in a single social gathering place. Discord has become the bridge that unites these platforms.
Discord, the bridge that unites PlayStation, Xbox and PC
O multiplayer video games with crossplay, they also benefit greatly from this collaboration. Until now, the only way for PlayStation users to stay in touch with Xbox and PC during gameplay was to use dual headsets: one for Discord (PC or mobile) and one for the console. If you find the Discord system on PS5 complicated, I encourage you to try the alternative.
the video games cooperative Those who have crossplay will be able to count on this function when developing new content such as game modes, raids and much more. Without going any further, the new raid Destiny 2: Eclipse launches on the day March 10th and players started to organize groups with members from different platforms.
On the other hand, video games competitive with crossplay will also benefit from this feature as players will be able to contact each other quickly before and during games. Games like Rainbow Six Siege require team members to share a lot of information with each other. Now all platforms have it easier.
Apex Legends, Warzone 2, Fortnite: Battle Royale, Dead by Daylight, Rocket League, Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042, Among Us, Hunt Showdown, No Man’s Sky, Overwatch 2, The Division 2… the list of cross play games it is very long and it is very likely that it will continue to grow in the future, some even motivated by this connection.
The implications of this cross-platform connection through Discord transcend the worlds we play in and affect our world, because create communities, interact It is meet other players from other platforms has never been easier. Playing alone on any platform has never been such a big choice as it is now.
The question from players after the arrival of Discord on PSN is not “What platform do you play on?“Now all you have to do is find yourself in a voice room and send a friend invite. And all this via a mobile phone and/or PC to manage everything. I recommend you try it if you haven’t seen how wonderful this addition is.
And don’t get me wrong: this isn’t the last word in cutting-edge technology. Xbox has been taking advantage of this feature since July 2022. But it’s revolutionary that all platforms are connected officially, even through third parties like Discord. Hopefully more and more. I hope this is the future.
All this reminds me of the philosophy you proposed Hideo Kojima in Death Stranding that connections are the future and that society must reconnect with itself, as it seems that we are less and less connected to each other, despite being more connected than ever. Anything that means being more connected is fine.