That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which says that the two firms are in "advanced" talks and that a deal could be completed in April. Word that Discord was up for sale broke earlier in the week, with Microsoft named as one of the parties apparently interested in buying the chat platform. The firm might also be interested in going public.
Discord is reportedly valued at over $10 billion, an increase on the $7 billion valuation that the company had at the end of 2020 which itself was double the valuation it boasted just six months earlier in June of last year.
Though it started as a games-focused app, Discord is looking to expand beyond games. This follows an attempt to turn itself into something of a games hub where developers and publishers could sell their releases to consumers and keep 90 per cent of revenue. In 2019, the firm decided to drop the storefront service, instead allowing companies to sell directly to their audience.
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