According to a new report, the Discord messaging platform has decided to remain independent and no longer talks about an acquisition by Microsoft or other potential suitors.
The cooperation between Microsoft and Discord reduce like a breath. The Wall Street Journal tells that Microsoft's acquisition concessions with Discord have broken and no purchases are forthcoming. According to an article published on April 20 by the newspaper, Discord has ended discussions with all potential suitors, in favor of a possible IPO.
Reports surfaced last month that Microsoft was in advanced talks to acquire the chat startup Discord for more than $ 10 billion. The WSJ, citing "people familiar with the matter," says there is always a possibility that talks will be renewed at some point in the future.
Discord's platform offers written, audio and video messaging and is used by many gamers. Microsoft was interested in Discord, headquartered in San Francisco, as the company tries to buy communities and turn their members into customers for other Microsoft products. Microsoft already has some voice and chat services with Skype and Teams.