Microsoft seeks to acquire Discord for $ 10 billion


Microsoft has been in talks to buy the Discord Inc messaging platform for more than $ 10 billion, Bloomberg News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The report said, Discord has reached out to potential buyers and Microsoft is one of them, while one of them said it is more likely to be offered to the public rather than selling itself, and earlier in the day, VentureBeat reported that Discord was studying a sale and was in final talks with One of the parties.

Both Microsoft and Discord did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.

The Covid-19 pandemic boosted gaming companies’ prospects, as people stayed at home and turned to video games for entertainment during the lockdowns, and earlier this month, American gaming company Roblox made a strong showing in the market after it went public with a direct listing instead of A conventional IPO.


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