Game news Xbox is a step up from the PS5 with this new update
For months, gamers have been waiting for additional functionality to improve console voice chat. Today this expectation is finally fulfilled, finally on the side of Microsoft machines.
The bone of contention
It was in March 2021 that we learned via Bloomberg and VentureBeat that Microsoft had the Discord app in their sights for a possible acquisition. But even if the American giant had put a check for 10 billion dollars on the table, the acquisition will never happen and the free application will even be approached by Sony which, a few months later, announces that it has taken a minority stake. in Discord Inc. to integrate messaging into the PlayStation ecosystem. With such a turnaround, we thought the PlayStation brand would win the race against Xbox consoles by integrating Discord’s voice chat first, but ultimately it doesn’t.
New twist! Today, Eric Voreis, Microsoft’s Principal Product Manager, takes the floor on Xbox Wire to announce the big news: finally, it is on Xbox that the voice chat of Discord messaging will debut. Yes, Discord voice chat is now available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.
With this new update, you can talk to anyone on Discord using voice channels or group calls right from your console. This will make it easier to connect with your friends, on mobile, Xbox or PC. You will also be able to see who is on the call and who is talking while playing on your console. You can also adjust the sound and switch between Discord voice chat and Xbox party chat while enjoying all your favorite games. Eric Voreis, Microsoft Principal Product Manager
To launch the Discord app and make it work on Xbox, go to your Discord account from a phone to link it to your Xbox account.
You will need to perform this step even if you have already linked your accounts in the past. Then you can join any Discord channel or chat and transfer it to your Xbox. ”‘Eric Voreis
A little more patience for Discord on PS5
If Xbox has won the race, keep in mind that PlayStation 5 is also preparing to welcome the voice chat of the application, however you will have to be patient. According to Tom Henderson, a keen-hearing insider, Discord’s voice chat will only be available on PlayStation 5 in 2023. Specifically, starting March 8. Obviously, this latest information must be taken with pliers since nothing has been announced on the subject by the main stakeholders, except that the voice chat of Discord will arrive on Sony’s ninth generation consoles in the near future.