Discord’s PS5 integration was seen for the first time, suggesting we don’t have long to wait until we can easily create and join chat lobbies on our consoles.
The update appears to have been rolled out to users on Discord beta, according to images shared by Reddit User Syhix (opens in new tab). The mobile app screenshots show the ‘Join Voice on Playstation’ option and a prompt for the user to log in using their Playstation ID. Similar to the steps you take when linking your Xbox Live account to the Discord app.
In May 2021, Sony announced a partnership with discord for “[allow] friends, groups and communities to hang out, have fun and communicate more easily while playing together.” The first phase of this partnership was launched in February, but it was disappointing – only allowing you to display on Discord which games you were playing on PS4 and PS5.
The main update we were waiting for is proper voice integration. As more games become crossplay, the power of Discord is providing a single voice lobby where you can chat with your friends whether they’re playing on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch or PC. Xbox gamers had the feature since September, starting and participating in voice lobbies from your console and the Discord app as if it were nothing, dominating us Playstation players.
From the screenshots, Syhix shared, it looks like voice integration is coming for PS5 players only. If the screenshots are accurate, the only feature that links a PS4 to the unlocked Discord app is the ability to ‘View the game you’re playing’.
Neither Sony nor Discord said when this update will slip out of beta, but industry leaker Tom Henderson claimed in August that it would arrive in March 2023.
And so, the release date of 7.00 is updated to March 8, 2023. 🤭Version 6.00 is September 7, 2022. So Discord integration on PS5 is March 8, 2023 (if nothing else changes).August 29, 2022
Discord is fast becoming an essential tool for multiplayer gamers, regardless of platform they choose. Once all the separate consoles are integrated into the app, you’ll have a single place to chat with your friends in and between games.
Discord is also clearly trying to break down what it offers people on its servers to try and keep them there longer. Developer is releasing now mini games to play while you wait for your proper game to start, it is also building an app store where you can expand your app’s functionality, and it has launched a reduced price version of its subscription service to entice free users to become paid Discord members.
Now, if Sony could just hurry up and let us get to this homogenized future so my multiplatform Warzone 2 group could more easily enjoy it, that would be great.