Discord is once more listed on the market, according to people familiar with the matter, and unsurprisingly, one of the parties currently involved with takeover talks is the one and only Microsoft.
The Redmond-based tech giant appears to be on a shopping spree lately. After taking over Bethesda, Microsoft has additionally attempted to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Internet sensation that former President Donald Trump wanted to ban in the country.
The deal failed, as ByteDance eventually opted for a partnership with Oracle, however Microsoft is back available on the market looking for potential takeovers.
And based on Bloomberg, the software giant has set its eyes on Discover, with Xbox chief Phil Spencer himself negotiating a possible takeover as we speak. The only issue for Microsoft is that it’s obviously only some of the company thinking about buying Discord, though, in the first glance, it’s one of the ones ready to spend big on such a deal.
The report claims Microsoft is willing to pay over $10 billion just to make certain it’s getting its hands on Discord.
The way forward for Discord under Microsoft’s umbrella
Obviously, it’s far too early to go over how Discord would change once Microsoft takes it over, but it’s not hard to imagine the woking platform would end up deeper integrated into its platforms.
For example, offering Discord pre-loaded with Windows is one thing totally possible, especially as Microsoft positions its operating system as a platform targeted at all audiences, including gamers. And lately, Microsoft has focused a great deal on gaming so far as Windows 10 is concerned, so Discord becoming part of this offering certainly makes sense.
Obviously, Microsoft has remained completely tight-lipped overall thing, so for the time being, it’s better to take everything having a healthy dose of skepticism.