Microsoft Reportedly In Talks To Buy Discord For Over $10 Billion

If you thought the Bethesda deal marked the end of big acquisitions for Xbox in the near future, you could be wrong! According to "people familiar with the matter," Microsoft is interested in buying Discord for over $10 billion.

This has been reported by Bloomberg, which states that Discord "has been talking to potential buyers and software giant Microsoft is in the running," although no deal is imminent right now. Allegedly, Discord reached out to Microsoft to "gauge interest," and head of Xbox Phil Spencer has been talking to the company.

Notably, one source did state that Discord is "more likely to go public than sell itself," so this appears to be far from a done deal as of yet, and the company has reportedly also held discussions with Epic Games and Amazon in the past.

If you're not familiar with it, Discord is a platform in which you can group-chat with others through voice, video, and text. It's used primarily by gamers (although it has expanded beyond gaming), and offers a premium subscription for extra features. It's a very popular service, so it'll be interesting to see if any potential deal does materialise.

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