After the first reports suggested that a potential deal is not imminent, it looks like the conversation between Microsoft and Discord about a potential acquisition has picked up the pace.
Earlier this week, we got reports suggesting that American tech giant Microsoft are interested in acquiring a mega-popular chat and community platform Discord. The report stated that the potential deal would cost over $10 billion, which is more than Microsoft paid for Zenimax Media.
It was also stated that nothing was imminent, meaning that any potential deal is far from being realised and that Discord is still talking to several interested parties. However, today, we have a new report suggesting that talks between Microsoft and Discord have picked up the pace and the deal could be struck as soon as next month.
"Microsoft Corp. is in advanced talks to acquire messaging platform Discord Inc. for $10 billion or more, according to people familiar with the matter, as the software giant seeks to deepen its consumer offerings," the Wall Street Journal reports.
Of course, the possibilities are almost endless for Microsoft if they wrap up this acquisition. It's safe to say that the company would start to implement the platform to Xbox consoles as a replacement for Xbox Party Chat and the Discord app would certainly make cross-play between Xbox and PC a much easier experience.
At the moment, Microsoft are yet to officially confirm these reports but the company also didn't deny their interest. Guess, we'll have to wait and see if this one reaches the finish line.