It was reported earlier this week by Bloomberg that Microsoft had been talking to the group-chat platform Discord about a potential acquisition for over $10 billion, but no deal was imminent at the time of writing.
Now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the deal could well be imminent, as it says Microsoft is in 'exclusive, advanced talks' with Discord over a potential purchase, and the deal could even be completed next month.
"Microsoft and Discord are in exclusive talks and could complete a deal next month, assuming the negotiations don’t fall apart, the people said."
Again, WSJ suggests that this information is being provided by "people familiar with the matter," and it still looks like a deal of $10 billion or more is on the table, which is significantly more than Microsoft paid for Bethesda recently.
It doesn't look like this story is going away anytime soon, then! We'll keep an eye on it...
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