The new online PC sales company designed by Discord offers a selected menu of games curated by human staff, as well as a subscription service. Other gaming sites offer thousands of games with algorithms that provide recommendations to users.
Microsoft is in talks to buy messaging platform Discord for more than $ 1
Discord has reached out to potential buyers, and Microsoft is one of them, the report says, quoting people familiar with the matter, while one of them said it was more likely to go public than sell itself.
Earlier in the day, VentureBeat reported that Discord was exploring a sale and that it was in final talks with a party.
Both Microsoft and Discord did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.
The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the potential for gaming companies as people stayed home and turned to video games for entertainment while locked up.
Earlier this month, the American gaming company Roblox made a strong market debut after being listed instead of a traditional listing.