Microsoft Reportedly in Talks to Acquire Discord for $10 Billion

Microsoft are reportedly in talks to acquire Discord for $10 billion, sources have told Bloomberg.  Discord is a free service that lets gamers communicate by voice, video and text chat. It has more than 100 million monthly active users and has grown into more than just an app for gamers.  Epic Games and Amazon have held talks to acquire Discord in the past, so it’ll be interesting if the Microsoft offer is accepted.

Microsoft Corp. is in talks to acquire Discord Inc., a video-game chat community, for more than $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Discord has been talking to potential buyers and software giant Microsoft is in the running, but no deal is imminent, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. Discord is more likely to go public than sell itself, one person said. Representatives for Microsoft and Discord declined to comment. VentureBeat reported earlier on Monday that Discord was engaged in sales talks.

Source: Bloomberg

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