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Microsoft could be interested to acquire Discord for over $10 billion

By Cookie Monster - on 23 Mar 2021, 11:34am

Microsoft could be interested to acquire Discord for over $10 billion

Image source: Discord

Microsoft is reportedly interested to acquire gaming-focused chat software Discord according to Bloomberg.

Sources told Bloomberg that Discord has been in talks with potential buyers such as Epic Games Inc and Amazon. Microsoft Xbox chief Phil Spencer is said to be discussing with Discord, but no deal has been signed at this moment. One source added that Discord may go public instead.

Bloomberg's report comes shortly after VentureBeat claimed that Discord is in the midst of a sales process which could see it being acquired for more than $10 billion. An exclusive acquisition discussion with a potential buyer is believed to have been signed, which suggests that both parties are in the final stages of negotiations. 

Discord has a free service that allows gamers to communicate via video, voice and text. During the Covid-19 lockdown, many people turned to Discord for other non-gaming activities such as study groups, dance classes and virtual gatherings. 

Source: Bloomberg, VentureBeat via The Verge

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