Microsoft looking at Discord acquisition
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But no deal is imminent, said the people who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. One person said Discord is more likely to go public than sell itself. Microsoft and Discord declined to comment.
U.S.-based Discord offers a free service that lets gamers communicate by video, voice and text. During the pandemic it has been increasingly used for “study groups, dance classes, book clubs and other virtual gatherings”. It has more than 100 million monthly active users.
“Microsoft possibly acquiring Discord makes a lot of sense as it continues to reshape its gaming business more toward software and services,” said Bloomberg Intelligence Analyst Matthew Kanterman.