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Microsoft/Xbox partners with Discord to connect gamers across both networks

This integration does not extend to chat functionality

Microsoft partners with Discord to connect gamers across both networks

Microsoft/Xbox partners with Discord to connect gamers across both networks 

Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has been working to bring their Xbox Gaming platform closer to the Windows PC gaming market, championing their Xbox Play Anywhere program for first-party releases while integrating Xbox features into Windows.

To further connect Xbox and PC, Microsoft has revealed a new partnership with Discord, allowing Xbox Players to link their Live accounts to their Discord account, allowing your friends to see what you are playing on Xbox.    

Sadly this deal does not extend into Discord's chat functionality, though it is possible that Microsoft's account linking could be a step towards further Discord integration. 

     In response to your feedback, you will now have the option to link your Discord account to your Xbox account, making it easier than ever to see what your friends are playing. If you are playing Sea of Thieves on your Xbox, you can now choose to give your Discord friends the ability to see that and decide whether they want to hop on their Xbox and join you.

Microsoft partners with Discord to connect gamers across both networks

 
Xbox Insiders will soon have the ability to link their Discord account to their Xbox One console, allowing their friends on Discord to see exactly what they are playing on both PC and Xbox Live. This update is set to roll out to all Xbox One players in the near future, after a brief testing period with Xbox Insiders. 

You can join the discussion on Microsoft/Xbox's partnership with Discord on the OC3D Forums.  

Special thanks to NeverBackDown for the info. 

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24-04-2018, 17:21:07

NeverBackDown
I could see in the future Xbox using Discord over there current system. MS would probably buy them out though.Quote

24-04-2018, 17:24:59

BigDaddyKong
Oh I hope not after what went on with Beam. I do hope they eventually get cross platform voice chat going. That would be awesome.Quote

24-04-2018, 17:27:38

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by BigDaddyKong View Post
Oh I hope not after what went on with Beam. I do hope they eventually get cross platform voice chat going. That would be awesome.
Well if they offer enough dough and discord owner sees a bunch of 0's after a certain number.. he may just accept it!

Its a step in the right direction at least for MS. They always claim to want to do better on PC but never seem to. This changes thatQuote

25-04-2018, 03:10:11

Peace
I may be stuck in the olden days, although I just turned 27, but up to this day, I have not understood, why people started to use Discord over TeamSpeak...Quote

25-04-2018, 03:16:38

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
I may be stuck in the olden days, although I just turned 27, but up to this day, I have not understood, why people started to use Discord over TeamSpeak...
Better voice quality, chat functionality (typing), posting videos, etc. It can be treated as a chat forum.

TS used to be the go to platform, but it never evolved like Discord did.Quote
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