A few days ago we saw how the news broke: Microsoft was considering buying a service like Discord, something that was reported in Bloomberg, an acquisition that could cause the Redmond-based company to disburse about 10 billion dollars.
Microsoft wants to complete the purchase of Discord in April
Now it is the prestigious Wall Street Journal that goes a step further and claims that talks between the two companies are very advanced, to the point that Microsoft plans, or at least that is the intention, to complete the purchase in April that we are about to release.
The Wall Street Journal claims that negotiations between the two companies are at an advanced stage and are more than just rumors or wishful thinking. They affirm that in the coming month of April one of Microsoft’s most important acquisitions could be closed.
If a few days ago, the news was the culmination of the purchase of Zenimax (owner of Bethesda among others) for 7.5 billion dollars, the purchase of Discord would mean an even greater outlay. And in between, they also tried to take over TikTok motivated by the Trump administration’s decision for ByteDance (and other companies) to sell their shares to U.S. companies.
The acquisition of Discord happens to be a strategic move by Microsoft. Discord is a social platform designed to create chat groups for different games and purposes that can be accessed from PCs, mobile devices, and even though a browser. It is a platform that offers access to functions for text chat, voice chat, and even video conferencing, all with a completely free application.
And given that Discord has had a great impact on the gaming community, Microsoft’s inclusion in its platform could be a strategic move of great importance, as it is a perfect application to meet with friends and colleagues and organize games while we can talk to other people thanks to voice chat.