About a month ago, reports appeared on the Internet about a possible takeover of Discord by Microsoft. The company would have put $ 10 billion on the table for the voice chat service. For the moment, however, Discord has apparently decided against a takeover. That goes from the information of the Wall Street Journals emerged.

Instead, those responsible should now consider going public. In the future, however, it could be that Microsoft’s offer will be taken up again. A total of three different companies are said to have been interested in Discord. The platform currently has over 140 million monthly active users and is mainly used in the gaming sector. In the last year in particular, Discord has grown in popularity enormously. However, the private company is not yet supposed to make a profit. The service is free to download and use, but a subscription with additional features can be added for $ 10 a month.

A deal between Discord and Microsoft would be somewhat reminiscent of the 2011 acquisition of Skype. Back then, Microsoft paid a whopping $ 8.5 billion for the service. And those responsible at Microsoft were also recently active in the Xbox sector. For $ 7.5 billion, Bethesda became part of Xbox Game Studios. As a result of the takeover, Bethesda’s games will be launched in the Xbox Game Pass for Xbox and PC.

Those: Wall Street Journal

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