Xbox Dev Teases 'Really Exciting' Future For Discord Partnership

If you were glad to see the news earlier this week that Xbox is partnering with Discord to bring Discord Voice Chat to the platform, then you'll be even happier to know that it's apparently "just a step in a journey" for the partnership.

Speaking on the Xbox Podcast this week, Xbox Engineer Bill Ridmann hinted that there's a lot more to come from Discord on Xbox, although he can't give away any specific details at the moment:

"Like any feature, we are always attentively listening to feedback, learning how we can tweak things. And we, collectively Xbox and Discord, we do view this as just a step in a journey where we've had a lot of really exciting early conversations of what's next beyond voice chat on Xbox."

"And I don't have anything specific to share about that at this time, but I just say that we have some really exciting stuff in the works."

This apparently tight-knit Xbox and Discord partnership comes as a bit of a surprise considering that Sony announced a "minority investment" in Discord last year, which meant that PlayStation would incorporate the service in 2022.

That said, there were rumours back in early 2021 that Microsoft was in "advanced talks" to acquire Discord, but those talks ultimately fell through. In any case, it's good to see Xbox and Discord now finally working together so closely!

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