Discord ends talks with Microsoft, remains independent – for now


Considering how popular and heavily used Discord is to MMO players, there were plenty of concerned and interested eyes turning to a proposed deal by Microsoft to buy the chat application for a paltry $10 billion. Did we say “paltry?” We meant “astonishing and why didn’t I think of doing this.”

Well, if that possible sale worried you, then you can breathe a little easier today: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and Discord ended such talks, leaving the latter an independent entity for a while yet.

“Chat startup Discord Inc. has halted talks to sell itself to potential suitors including Microsoft Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, as it resumes interest in a potential initial public offering down the line,” the paper said. “Those talks ended without a deal, though it is possible they could be rekindled in the future, some of the people said.”


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Vanquesse V(@vanquesse_v)
8 months ago

As out of touch as MS has been in the past, I feel like they have a pretty good grasp on how to run their gaming side at the moment. I would have more faith in Microsoft to not ruin discord than most other companies at this time.
Sooner or later discord will be garbage and we’ll all have moved on to something new and better, but I have way less trust in random shareholders than MS

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Brazen Bondar(@mbbrazen)
8 months ago

This is probably a good thing.

Dug From The Earth(@dug_from_the_earth)
8 months ago

Hopefully the Discord peeps requirements for the deal to go through was, “Dont screw up our app like you did with so many others” and Microsoft was just like, “Well s$%!”