Microsoft negotiates the purchase of Discord for more than 10 billion dollars, according to Bloomberg
Microsoft stands negotiating the purchase of Discord for more than 10 billion dollars, as confirmed to Bloomberg sources close to the operation. The voice messaging application for the gaming world has been growing in recent years and already has more than 140 million active users, as explained by the company itself during its last round of financing. One that pointed a $ 7 billion valuation for Discord.
Discord has maintained conversations with different potential buyers and Microsoft seems the best positioned to take over the company, although it does not appear that the agreement is imminent.
Microsoft continues to seek companies to strengthen its video game division
Audio messaging is living a good moment and Discord is one of the most popular apps. A service created in 2015 and that allows you to connect to different servers linked to their respective communities, both by voice, video or chat.
For its part, Microsoft remains interested in acquiring companies. Behind the Pinterest purchase attempt Y TikTok, your last negotiation would be for Discord, a service with which would partly rival Skype, your own courier service that already bought in 2011 for $ 8.5 billion, an amount close to the one currently being shuffled by Discord.
Microsoft’s goal would be to leverage Discord to empower the Xbox Game Pass service, predictably linking the servicio premium de Discord, Nitro, as pointed out by Bloomberg.
In mid-2020, Microsoft closed Mixer, his alternative to Twitch in which he exclusively had eSports superstars like Ninja. Microsoft’s last major purchase in the gaming sector was ZeniMax Media, owners of Bethesda, for 7.5 billion dollars. The purchase of Discord would be another important step in strengthen the video games division from Microsoft.
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