According to the latest news, sources close to the matter revealed that Microsoft Corporation is in talks to buy the popular VoIP and messaging platform, Discord with a deal valued at more than 10 billion US Dollars. The news arrives amid the boost in the gaming industry caused by the pandemic.
Reuters reported that Discord has reached out to potential buyers and Microsoft is one of them. Sources said Microsoft might eventually acquire discord. Conversely, some people believe that Discord would more likely to go public rather than being sold. A recent report conveyed that the company is exploring a sell off deal and it is already in final talks with a company.
As of now, Microsoft has declined to comment on anything on the matter. Similarly, Discord also did not respond to any queries on this matter. Last December, Discord was valued at around 7 billion US Dollars.
As a platform, Discord serves various purposes, like gaming and related activities. It can also be used to create virtual parties and meetings. If Microsoft acquires Discord then it will strengthen its standing in the video game industry. Moreover, if the deal goes through, it would be the biggest acquisition of the Xbox maker after the acquisition of ZeniMax Media last year.