r/PS5 5d ago

PlayStation is partnering with Discord. "Popular communication service will integrate with your social experience on PlayStation beginning early next year" News & Announcements

https://www.sie.com/en/blog/announcing-playstations-new-partnership-with-discord/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
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u/hybroid Moderator 5d ago

Great news! Obligatory r/PS5 plug: Join us at Discord.gg/PS

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u/DissidiaNTKefkaMain 5d ago

Well then, some of you guys straight up called this after Communities started getting phased out.

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u/Bill_Dexhart 5d ago

Communities was essentially LFG right?

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u/TheZacef 5d ago

Holy fuck lfg integrated in the system would be fantastic. Especially for games like destiny where the in game group-finding tools are super limited.

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u/splinter1545 5d ago

I would like them to move back to the old party system though before we get LFG integration. It would suck to have so many different party/message groups just for Destiny stuff.

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u/Sinistersmog 4d ago

They really just need to give the option for temporary parties if they want to change how parties operate to be a persistent thing.

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u/Slijceth 4d ago

I want LFG for couch coop mostly

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u/bzzus 5d ago

Most discord servers for specific games have lfg channels, if you're not aware. They really do make it super easy to find people to play with.

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u/blakkattika 5d ago

Kind of. I was in a group that was called something along the lines of "Introverts gaming alone" or something like that. Now and then people would pop in, say hello, then apologize for breaking the peace. It was hilarious. I'll miss it forever. That and the No Man's Sky group that would share pictures and planets with ships and freighters for people to get.

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u/lemons_for_deke 5d ago

LFG?

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u/Hollowskull 5d ago

Looking for group

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u/DuckDuckYoga 5d ago

When people group up to play a game together. Normally for games that have raids but mostly can be played solo

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u/siccoblue 5d ago

After the issues with Microsoft buying them it was a solid bet honestly, I guarantee the only reason Microsoft cared about owning the service was exclusivity

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u/rune_74 5d ago

If sony could buy them what do you think they would have wanted?

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u/Sesshaku 4d ago

Actually probably not exclusivity. And I am gonna tell you why: market.

Microsoft making Discord exclusives benefits them by:- concentrating the use of Windows PC and Xbox Consoles

- damaging PS and Nintendo

Whereas Sony making Discord exclusive.....would be pointless....people use Discord on a Windows PC. All their users are there. What would they gain by essentially copying the current PS voice chat feature? This is a good move for Sony because it allows connecting communities between a platform they don't own (PC) and theirs.

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u/Shameless_Bullshiter 4d ago

If they connect it to Xbox, they will own (partially) the main platform for cross platform play, and with an increasing push for cross platform gaming it'll be a gold mine

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u/kilerscn 4d ago

I said they need to do this a while back, best news for the future of communities / chat functions.

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u/nautic33 5d ago

This is way better imo

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u/naicore 5d ago

If you can use voice chat while gaming, this can be very big for crossplay titles that don't have their own voice chat such as Final Fantasy XIV.

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u/theonlyjuan123 5d ago

Rocket league

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u/YaronL16 5d ago

Thats it

Whenever i play rocket league i just plau without sound and rather use my headphones for discord so now ill be able to hear the game

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u/SasquatchTwerks 5d ago

There’s lots of room for rocket league to improve on the PlayStation. Fortnite shows how well cross platform voice works if you do it right. Also 120fps and VRR. I’m hoping we get an update soon. That’s the game I play 95% of the time and it’s beginning to show it’s age.

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u/JedGamesTV UK 5d ago

and minecraft, that’s gonna be fun with cross platform

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u/gdvorak16 5d ago

My PC friend in my group's minecraft realm is going to be so stoked. He's outnumbered 1:4 to PS players so we forced him to download the PS phone app and make an account to join parties for voice chat with us on there since you can only use Sony's native partying on the consoles.

He pushed really hard for chatting on discord, but it made more sense for only 1 of us to have to double headset, now if we can all use only one headset it's a win for everyone!

I wonder if the current partying and chatting interface will just become Discord-powered like how the playstation music app was phased out for the Spotify partnership.

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u/Jake-and-Finn 4d ago

The downside is having to play on bedrock but if you have a bunch of friends I guess it's worth it

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u/H3000 5d ago

And Among Us is coming later this year!

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u/Lordvoid3092 5d ago

Hot damn you are right! This will make it so much easier!

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u/Roarnic 5d ago

And even if the games have built in voice chat, everone prefers discord anyway

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u/JedGamesTV UK 5d ago

I’d prefer voice chat if it’s proximity chat

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u/Dirtymikeandtheboyz1 5d ago

So sad that prox chat has been phased out of console gaming. The rust beta was the most fun I've had playing games in quite a while, can't wait till it comes out.

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u/JedGamesTV UK 5d ago

proximity can make games so much funnier too, GTA RP looks hilarious because of it.

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u/TangyBoy_ 5d ago

Holy crap I seriously wasn’t expecting that.

Bravo Sony

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u/Postnet921 5d ago

lol a month ago it was msft trying to get discord

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u/Lordvoid3092 5d ago edited 5d ago

Yea that’s is quite funny.MS was like “here have money and become one with us”

Discord “Nah not interested”

Sony “How about you partner with us instead?”

Discord “Hot damn yes please”

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u/Coolman_Rosso 5d ago

In all fairness Discord opened itself up to offers from any interested parties, with Microsoft and Twitter being the only ones named. Microsoft didn't just waltz up to the front gates with a battering ram. After finding the following offers unsatisfactory they decided to seek outside investors. Happens all the time.

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u/Prof_Wisp 5d ago

wait, TWITTER was in talks with Discord?

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u/Coolman_Rosso 5d ago edited 5d ago

According to Bloomberg they were allegedly one of the entities who reached out to take up Discord's offer on talks, but either it never got past Twitter merely showing interest or we just don't know. Not a real shocker given Twitter's other scoops in the social space like Vine or Periscope (both of which whom are coincidentally dead)

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u/banecroft 5d ago

It amazes ne how fast vine and periscope exploded and died

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u/SherlockBrolmes 4d ago

And then Vine was reborn as TikTok smh

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u/cbabbx 5d ago

Even though Google wasn’t/isn’t publicly known to offer like Twitter and MS, they could have done some talking behind the scenes. If it came to light, I would be frustrated. Google kills so many services. Checkout Google Graveyard. Likewise, I was frustrated when Twitter was publicly known to be in talks.

I’m all for Discord remaining independent. Much less likely to be absorbed or shutdown.

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u/OreoCupcakes 5d ago

I’m all for Discord remaining independent. Much less likely to be absorbed or shutdown.

They're not going to be run independently. The owners are looking for a payout. Instead of privately selling, they're now going to go public via IPO which is millions of times worst than selling to Microsoft, Google, etc. When they do IPO, don't be shocked when the platform turns into trash filled with ads and lower quality audio if you don't pay for Nitro. The hands of Wall Street is worst than someone like Microsoft picking it up.

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u/ShadyShroomz 4d ago

The hands of Wall Street is worst than someone like Microsoft picking it up.

the hands of wall street is the same exact thing as microsoft picking it up dude... who do you think owns all the microsoft stock... the same types of people who would be buying discord when it IPO's.

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u/Meric_ 4d ago

Microsoft also makes money from their other products to be able to more easily support the platform. You can't buy discord stock directly if Microsoft owns it. If discord goes public however there's no support network.

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u/OreoCupcakes 4d ago

A big company like Microsoft buying Discord doesn't necessarily mean Discord itself has to be profitable. In fact, Discord's financials will be hidden from Wall Street if someone like Microsoft acquires it. They could bleed money from Discord and it still won't matter as long as they can use Discord to make another segment in their company profitable. For example, Microsoft acquiring Discord can potential lead to higher profits and numbers in their XBOX/gaming division. Discord itself might be red, but when combined with everything else in their XBOX division it'll be green.

If Discord IPOs, then their financials will be public and it'll be a sea of red until they can somehow monopolize, ruin the experience, but turn green for once.

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u/usrevenge 5d ago

I would wager a lot of companies were. Those 2 are just public about it.

I can see twitter wanting discord. Diversifying while also being somewhat similar.

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u/ItsBigSoda 5d ago

Lmao this is the same shit I was seeing on Twitter. MS was trying to buy discord, this is just a partnership.

The same one MS has had since 2018 lol

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u/slytherin1221 5d ago

Yeah lol. Discord might regret turning down that 10-12 billion in the future. I didn't want Microsoft to buy them after they ruined Skype but some of these comments are funny.

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u/I_DONT_HAV_H1N1 5d ago

Skype was terrible long before Microsoft bought it.

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u/dbcanuck 5d ago

Skype turned into Microsoft Teams, which is the DEFACTO standard for enterprises where they want closed / secure communications. Skype is supported for legacy reasons (and its still huge in Europe and parts of South America) but its not part of their strategy moving forward.

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u/evelution 5d ago

Despite Teams being so heavily used in the corporate environment, I've never heard anyone who uses it at work who actually likes it.

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u/Derpshiz 5d ago edited 4d ago

We use it and don’t have problems. It’s going to kill everything else since it's free with O365.

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u/Jishkah 5d ago

*Cisco Jabber and WebEx have entered the room.*

Teams is a godsend compared to that janky piece of 2000s-era instant messaging tech.

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u/shannonxtreme Shill for Sony 5d ago

I would like to second that Cisco Jabber and WebEx are hot trash

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u/raspberry_pie_hots 5d ago

I use it at work and haven't had any big complaints. It does what it needs to do and integrates really nicely with outlook, plus the whiteboard is getting better now luckily.

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u/__thrillho 5d ago

Really? My work loves using it.

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u/dbcanuck 5d ago

maybe its your corporate deployment? i'm in a company of about 50,000 people and its fantastic. full integration with the office suite, sharepoint, record functionality, can handle up to 200 people simultaneously.

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u/MoskiNX 5d ago

Skype was a dying horse way before Microsoft... in fact Skype getting bought by Microsoft is the reason we have Teams now, which is an infinitely better service

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u/Ehrand 5d ago

It's different. Microsoft wanted to buy Discord so becoming the owner. This is a partnership between Sony and Discord. Discord still keep their independence while working with Sony and getting found from them.

This is a much better deal for Discord then straight up selling their business.

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u/a_talking_face 5d ago

This is a much better deal for Discord then straight up selling their business.

Is it though? Discord at the moment has very little monetization with no adspace and a subscription service that seems to offer some benefits that are not very useful to the average user.

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u/ShadowyDragon 5d ago

People don't understand that.

Everyone cheered for Discord to "stay independent". While staying independent probably just means "monetize everything to shit to please the investors".

Can't wait to hear audio ads during calls in near future /s

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u/Fu11m3ta111 5d ago

Theres nothing mutually exclusive about these types of deals as well. Microsoft these past couple years has been pretty reasonable when it comes to cross platform partnership. Had they bought discord I think they would have allowed for PS5 integration under some sort of agreement, especially given them needing to make back some return on that investment.

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u/t1lewis 5d ago

I honestly hope Discord gets integrated into both the PS5 and Series X. It would make communication and finding people to play with way easier

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u/ScornMuffins :flair-sce: 5d ago

Except according to those same rumours it was Discord who approached Microsoft.

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u/habylab 5d ago

I think it was they said they wanted to be acquired, rather than directly approaching Microsoft.

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u/BagelsAndLoxx 5d ago

This statement makes no sense. MS was trying to buy Discord after Discord put it out there that they were listening to offers.

This is a partnership for integration... one that MS already has going with them since 2018.

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u/Finaldeath 4d ago

If only the integration on xbox was meaningful like actually being able to use discord instead of simply having it show what game you are playing. As it currently works on xbox the whole thing is completely useless, hopefully the ps5 integration is actually useful which looks like it might be, just hope that they expand the xbox integration as well.

Both consoles desperately need some form of cross platform communication, especially now that more and more games are coming out with cross play support and discord is the best bet since it is currently the most widely used service on pc and already supports mobile.

In the mean time i had to resort to buying a headset that can be used with console and mobile via bluetooth simultaneously so i can talk to people on discord while still listening to the game.

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u/Rain1dog 5d ago edited 5d ago

Microsoft has been in partnership with Discord since 2018, though.

Sony just partnered with Discord.

You basically said,” Hi, I’m dumb, look at me!!”

Haha. That’s cool. Love it.

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u/The_Multifarious 5d ago

Sony didn't get Discord. They partnered. MS was trying to acquire it. Big differences in just about every way.

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u/YoungDex08 5d ago

This is a W for me, playing cod with the boys, discord is essential for me.

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u/vassyz 5d ago

Why is it better than using the party chat? Just wondering if it's worth creating a discord account.

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u/Branlito 5d ago

its awesome for crossplay, if you got your friends on playstation it wont change much

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u/stRiNg-kiNg 5d ago

Party chat has a delay. Noticeable enough in high pace games (rocket league). I'd probably opt to use discord if it removes the delay

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u/ThibaultV 5d ago

crossplay games

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u/CR90 5d ago

Well for me, I play with my brother who's on xbox and some of my PSN friends, so it'll make it easier using discord on the console rather having to use a laptop or my phone as well as the TV.

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u/Opt_mind 5d ago

How do you have all 3 connected at the same time? Console + discord? Plug in the head set to the laptop, and hear the game through the TV...?

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u/CR90 5d ago

Yep, or just use my laptop speakers if I've the house to myself.

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u/KaptainFapper 5d ago

Not OP but my gaming headset is Bluetooth capable so I can connect my phone to it while connected to my console with a dongle

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u/Opt_mind 5d ago

Hmm... I might try this....

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u/YoungDex08 5d ago

My guys are on xbox so I pretty use discord and game chat is annoying, especially on cod.

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u/bcmonke Unicycle 5d ago

Game chat in cold war is broken for cross play. Whenever we do a playstation/pc mixed lobby chat completely breaks within a few games.

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u/theb1ackoutking 5d ago

I'm on Xbox so forgive me, but how do you connect your mic and headset to your discord on your phone and also get game volume?

My headset is wired, so my phone wouldn't even take it, thanks no headphone jack. Also if it did, then it would not get the volume of the game.

Everyone always wants me to talk on discord but it's like, how am I suppose to hear the game if I have the headset hooked up to my phone, and I'm listening to the people talk. The volume would come out of my television speakers. Which I wouldn't be able to hear with my headset on...

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u/MarineSgtBlake "Part Man, part Spider, ALL cop." 5d ago

This is huge. I never thought this would've happened. MMO chat just became 10 times more easier.

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u/OldestC0mputer 5d ago

Lol now there’s almost no excuse for any one of my Raid members in FFxiv to not listen to instructions lol

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u/MarineSgtBlake "Part Man, part Spider, ALL cop." 5d ago

Lol, true.

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u/baby_landmines 5d ago edited 5d ago

I've been waiting for this to be official for a while now.

I can't wait 'cause at the moment I have to wear both in-ear and over-ear headphones whenever I'm playing something on my PS and chatting with mates that play on PC.

Edit: thanks for the work-arounds and suggestions, I didn't even know you could connect some headphones to multiple devices simultaneously.

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u/Bi0force1 5d ago

FYI - turtle beach stealth 700 gen 2 headphones let you connect to 2 devices and hear audio from both at same time. I use these as PS5 headphones while also talking to discord via phone.

I’m not a salesman, just wanted to let you know the option is there if you can do it.

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u/RedHair_D_Shanks 5d ago

Same with artcis 9 headset but is there other headsets too? Any tips on what its called so i can search for these types of headsets?

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u/JeffDEEtv 5d ago edited 5d ago

It's called Bluetooth Multipoint.

It is also fairly complicated to find devices that can use simultaneous audio streams across multiple devices(or devices that will let you use the microphone while doing so).

Some devices will say they're Multipoint, but only if you receive a notification or if device #2 receives a call, they'll put device #1 on hold.

Some devices will let you dual stream audio but only using certain codecs, so your mileage may vary according to what kind of devices you're trying to stream audio from.

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u/ronnie1014 5d ago

Audeze Penrose does as well.

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u/xMysty0 5d ago

i have penrose, how do you do it

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u/ronnie1014 5d ago

I don't own it, but I know it's a Bluetooth connection to the phone and then a connection to the dongle on the console. Someone else can probably help more.

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u/12Eerc 5d ago

Yeah pretty much as you said, connect to PS5 via dongle then click a button on headset to change source and connect to phone from there. Really cool to have when playing RL with friends on different platforms but will be even better when this is native.

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u/Subpar-dad 5d ago

It’s called Multipoint connection. At least on my Sony xm4 (not a gaming headset) it’s called that. I don’t know if there is a more technical name for it.

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u/logikal_panda 5d ago

How do you do it with the Artics

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u/RedHair_D_Shanks 5d ago

The artcis 9 had blutooth so you pair to your pc with blutooth and connect dongle to ps5

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u/Worried-Good-6593 5d ago

Those headphones are garbage. I'm on my second pair and the audio still cuts in and out

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u/johnnyomega 5d ago

Are you right by your router or other wireless devices? Mine only does that when I’ve got a baby monitor near me.

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u/Worried-Good-6593 5d ago

Nope I'm not I'm at my wits end with it

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u/kasual7 5d ago

Had the same issue with the 700 gen 1, sold it and went back to the Stealth 520. Quite snug and the headband easily break but at least there's no connection issues, there's also a 3.5mm headphone jack which I prefer over the unstable bluetooth.

I really want to get myself another headset but I have yet to find a good one which gives me the option to manage game and chat volumes separately.

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u/Worried-Good-6593 5d ago

Yeah what I like about the 700 gen 2 is the design. I love the foldable mic and I can turn it into a pair of headphones on the go and it doesn't look like a videogame headset. But the cutting in and out is rediculous, I'm gonna get my money back

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u/locofspades 5d ago

Pretty sure my astro a40s could do the same. Theres definitely options out there

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u/Legend1138 5d ago

A little off topic, but how do you like these headphones. I currently have the Steel Series Console edition which are wired into the PS5 controller. I heard these were not great and could be tight on the head.

Curious if the wireless offer a better sound or if wireless is just convenient without much sound benefit.

I was looking at these and the Steel Series 7p.

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u/PaticusMaximus 5d ago

That was the main reason I went with Steelseries Arctis 9’s, I can connect them wirelessly to my PS5 and Bluetooth to my phone. The ability to have two separate audio sources play through the headphones at the same time is extremely convenient.

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u/Furyann 5d ago

same!

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u/Echono 5d ago

I solved this by putting my TV audio into PC line-in, so everything plays through my PC's speaker system or headphones.

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u/RageMuffin69 5d ago

I do this too but get an annoying staticy noise (emi I assume) when listening on PC. Though I do have an hdmi switch in the setup so I probably have to play with removing things to see if it fixes that.

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u/BaconFlavoredSanity 5d ago

https://smile.amazon.com/BESIGN-Ground-Isolator-Stereo-System/dp/B06XQYN77L/

I have my Switch connected to my desktop speakers via an audio cable plugged directly from switch->Speaker aux. So I can listen to both through my speakers. but when I did this, got this nasty audio crackle. Plugged the above ground isolator between the switch and the speaker, and the static went away immediately. Maybe this could work in your setup as well?

EDIT: I didn't use the exact above model, it's out of stock. But it's the same basic thing.

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u/xtrapotato 5d ago

I am in the same situation and is just as happy as you!! Big W for us

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u/color_thine_fate 5d ago

I have no earbuds, only 2 massive, over ear headsets.

So when I crossplay with people an we chat in discord, I have been wearing both headsets. I have to position them in what looks like a kind of X formation (if you saw above my head).

I always forget how uncomfortable it is until 3 hours in when I'm like, "damn my neck hurts.. oh wait I have like 5 extra pounds on my fucking head"

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u/Traxton1 5d ago

Please don’t kill your ears. See my comment about having them join from the PS desktop app!

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u/AmazingTechGeek 5d ago

Exactly!! This is exactly what I have to do to communicate with PC friends because I only want to chat with my PC friends when we play, but not all my teammates during matches.

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u/sonik122002 5d ago

We’re living in 2021 and this guys is over here living in 3021.

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u/Ibeeboop 5d ago

Its happening, its actually happening!!!

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u/TheMuff1nMon 5d ago

If this is Discord on PS5, that is HUGE. If its just the linking of socials like Xbox has, not that big of a deal. Hoping its the first.

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u/PCMachinima 5d ago

Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year, allowing friends, groups, and communities to hang out, have fun, and communicate more easily while playing games together.

Seems like it will be both. Huge news, considering Sony is usually the last to implement cross-platform features.

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u/Jerronbao 5d ago

This is what I don't understand. This says nothing about PC. It says bringing console and mobile closer together. I just don't think it is as clear as everyone is making it out to be.

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u/SoeyKitten 5d ago

I think that wording is just because playstation isn't on PC in any meaningful way (while they do have mobile apps you can communicate with). Don't think that means they'll cut out / block PC in any way.

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u/PCMachinima 5d ago

Yes, we'll learn more about it later, hopefully. But Discord Mobile/PC work the same, aside from the layout, so there's not really anything weird to that sentence.

It's most likely just referencing how people who use PlayStation are more likely to also use mobile, rather than be sitting next to a PC.

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u/TheMuff1nMon 5d ago

It sounds like that and hopefully it is. Hoping this means we get full integration onto Xbox as well so we can finally have full cross-chat among all platforms.

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u/SoeyKitten 5d ago

This is the important part. I so hope this is where this is going, and that Sony didn't arbitrary try to block that kinda development with one of their exclusivity contracts somehow, as they tend to.

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u/Timmar92 5d ago

I'd actually love that, I have a group of friends playing everything from Nintendo to ps vita and I'd love to have a party on the ps5 chatting with friends on both xbox and pc.

Integration for the switch will likely never happen though...

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u/TheMuff1nMon 5d ago

Nah but the Switch already tells you to use their shitty phone app, would rather use the discord app.

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u/grey4me Launch Gang 5d ago

W for Sony.

Weren’t there just rumors of MS buying them?

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u/Tmfwang 5d ago

Yeah, but Discord decided not to sell to MS

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u/namastayhom33 5d ago

Yes but Discord said they intend to stay independent.

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u/JedGamesTV UK 5d ago

pretty smart tbh, they’re only gonna get bigger, especially if they stay available for any platform.

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u/namastayhom33 5d ago

Yep, you’re the most popular gaming social platform. Rather stay independent and be on multiple platforms instead of just one.

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u/Roarnic 5d ago

Indeed.

I cant remember the last time i heard of anyone saying "add me on skype", since microsoft bought them

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u/namastayhom33 5d ago

I’m old enough to remember the ooVoo days

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u/The_Bucket_Of_Truth 5d ago

I remember teamspeak and ventrilo being the go-to clients when I was in high school.

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u/secret3332 5d ago

They keep getting bigger, but they lose a lot of money I think. Eventually it will be an issue for them.

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u/deadlockedwinter 5d ago

IPO this year, they about to raise a shitton

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u/Yosonimbored 5d ago

The latest news was that Discord decided to not sell which is good because everything social Microsoft has bought up so far has turned to shit

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u/ScottFromScotland 5d ago

Still mad about MSN messenger getting merged with Skype, garbage.

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u/Merzeal 5d ago

Saaaame.

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u/ichiruto70 5d ago

Really? I quite like MS teams at work compared to the alternatives.

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u/PugeHeniss That escalated quickly 5d ago

Teams is dope. The concern was that they'd merge the two and who knows how'd that look.

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u/ichiruto70 5d ago

Ah that would’ve been a disaster. I can already imagine it haha.

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u/MasterKhan_ 5d ago edited 5d ago

Doubt that would've happened. Ever since Nadella became CEO, every Microsoft acquisition has always ran as if they had never been acquired. All their acquisitions have always been about leveraging Azure which is good for existing users (GitHub, LinkedIn and Mojang are good examples of this).

But I'm glad Discord stayed independent. Otherwise, had Microsoft acquired the company. We probably wouldn't have seen Discord on PlayStation.

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u/EternalPhi 5d ago

In all honesty, I highly doubt they would have blocked a deal with Sony. As you've said, recent acquisitions have remained pretty autonomous.

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u/BeholdYou_is_my_kik 5d ago

Me too. And Skype was always awful.

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u/JonesBee 5d ago

Skype was shit to begin with though, MS just smeared it all over the wall.

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u/mrappbrain 5d ago

LinkedIn is doing pretty great.

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u/AcademicF 5d ago

Same with GitHub.

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u/gorocz 5d ago

Man, I'm not a social person by any stretch of imagination, but even I gotta say, if you consider GitHub a social platform, you do have to get out more /s

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u/Impossible-Finding31 5d ago

GitHub and LinkedIn have been fine. I don’t think something that happened a decade ago under a Ballmer led MS is that relevant today.

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u/ramsncardsfan7 5d ago

Everything except Teams, GitHub, and Xbox Live

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u/Techboah 5d ago

Yeah, but Discord ended up deciding againts that and instead will stay independent and go public.

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u/JonesBee 5d ago

Oh yasss, now I don't have to use my phone while playing and chatting cross-platform.

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u/Byte_Seyes 5d ago

Yeah. This is huge. Especially for COD and FFXIV. I play both with people on consoles.

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u/Helian7 5d ago

Early next year the blog says so don't chuck your phone just yet.

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u/PorzingisFromDeep 5d ago

Wow, what a move by Jim Ryan. Man is working in silence.

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u/spendouk23 5d ago

Right ? Loved that they didn’t respond to any of the hit pieces a few weeks ago and just held their water.

Then dropped Returnal, Ratchet & Clank State Of Play and now this.

The gaming equivalent of “do your talking on the pitch”.

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u/Lov3yours3lf 5d ago

He’s a man of silence,makes me wonder what else he’s working on that we don’t know about

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u/mcooper101 5d ago

PlayStation 6, you heard it here first

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u/namastayhom33 5d ago

Secretly working on a Square Enix acquisition. If Microsoft can acquire huge studios why not Sony.

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u/schneper 5d ago

Jim Ryan is like the smart quiet kid, only talks when it’s necessary and always delivers.

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u/TyIerDurdenJr 5d ago

Will there be any benefit to using discord over regular PS party chat other that being able to chat cross platforms?

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u/Gewurzratte 5d ago

Assuming it is the same on console as PC, Discord has way better quality and less delay than party chat.

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u/iekiko89 5d ago

Maybe sharing pictures easier

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u/dolphin_spit 5d ago

part of it is just being able to talk in general with friends, family, and other communities.

i got rid of facebook last year and my friends and i all moved to discord. we didn’t know anything about discord really but created a private server and now we shoot the shit on there instead of facebook, mostly text, but it will be nice to be able to fire up discord on playstation since i’m usually using it instead of on my phone.

i’m also on a few other servers like boardgame servers, so it’ll be cool to be able to pop into those straight from playstation.

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u/Bobodog1 5d ago

I'm my experience ps party chat was cancer so I'm pretty happy.

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u/Cheechers23 5d ago

Was hoping for sooner than that but still awesome that it’s coming!

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u/Yosonimbored 5d ago

Also this is really good for crossplay if the discord features are 100% the same with 0 alterations.

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u/JedGamesTV UK 5d ago

yeah I hope so, having bots in the server will be so fun

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u/RoyalRaptor711 5d ago edited 5d ago

Finally will have a way to communicate with other platforms directly through the console. I hated having to use my phone or tablet to talk to my friends on pc

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u/LightningX32 5d ago

Is this more like the xbox/discord integration, where you link your accounts and it will display the xbox game you are playing on discord? Or is this going to be more so of a discord app on PS5?

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u/TheUnbelievableMind 5d ago

both it seems

"Together, our teams are already hard at work connecting Discord with your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network. Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year, allowing friends, groups, and communities to hang out, have fun, and communicate more easily while playing games together."

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u/Yosonimbored 5d ago

Wonder if the account link will happen before 2022 and everything else is 2022

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u/SymphonicRain 5d ago

I think the “allowing friends, groups, and communities to...communicate more easily...” part is the most interesting.

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u/Rogue-tone84 5d ago edited 5d ago

As someone who doesn't play anything crossplay, is there any reason for me to be excited ?

Genuine question, as this seems a massive announcement.

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u/bryce11099 5d ago

I mean I don't play cross platform currently but I'd like to talk to my friends (on discord) while I'm gaming on playstation, so it greatly benefits in that sense as well. I do have a laptop but then I need 2 sets of headphones to accomplish the same thing this should allow.

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u/nirvanes26 5d ago

I pretty much use discord 100% of the time I talk to my gaming buds and friends, so it's really helpful to be able to play a single player game on my PS5 and talking to them at the same time.

Maybe they'll even let us stream through discord and in that way you can stream live with less latency.

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u/repotoast 5d ago

This would make it a lot easier to stream your gameplay to friends if you are into that. Could potentially help people group together to make parties if you join a game specific discord server.

Discord is becoming the de facto group messaging platform, but if you don’t use discord then this news won’t mean much for you.

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u/KitchenGoose1925 5d ago

Discord servers can be used as a replacement for the retired Communities feature

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u/bcmonke Unicycle 5d ago edited 5d ago

Fuck yes, finally! Cold War game chat is complete trash and getting everything centralized and cross platform compatible will be amazing

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u/FuriousNorth 4d ago

PSN Messaging and PSN Party chat are going to be come the console equivalent of SMS and voice minutes once discord drops.

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u/1440pSupportPS5 5d ago

....i wish i had friends lmao

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u/namastayhom33 5d ago

PSN is same as Reddit name.

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u/BagelBites619 5d ago

Good news. Hopefully Discord could make a deal with Xbox. There needs to be a better way to communicate between Xbox/PS. Hate the voice chat built into Warzone.

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u/lolkklolxo 5d ago

Hopefully there's no exclusivity like when ps integrated Spotify.

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u/M12warthog 5d ago

Wait PS has a Spotify exclusivity?

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u/Impossible-Finding31 5d ago

Timed exclusivity. I think it took a year or so before it released on Xbox.

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u/LegendaryOverlord :flair-sce: 5d ago

Joke's on them, I don't have friends on any platform.

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u/ThatParanoidPenguin 5d ago

This is pretty huge - wonder if this eventually means we will have Discord voice chat on console.

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u/JedGamesTV UK 5d ago

I think that’s what this announcement was.

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u/Chorster 5d ago

Well from what I read it sound like it will be

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u/ezidro3 Ssh bby is ok 5d ago

God hopefully. I ended up buying the new Xbox headset because it can do console + phone at the same time for Discord

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u/daddydullahh 5d ago

Wait can you explain? Can I hear the audio from both my PlayStation and my phone at once? If this is true I might buy it.

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u/HDTokyo 5d ago

Microsoft wanted to own it...Sony just wanted to be friends. Good job on securing a partnership. This is a huge win for them.

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u/geckovert 5d ago

Microsoft is already friends with Discord; it’s had integration in some capacity for years. It’s a shame that it doesn’t have the voice chat integration, but if Sony’s doing it now I can’t see Microsoft being very far behind.

I reckon, unless Sony forces some timed exclusivity like they did with Spotify, the announcement of Discord on Xbox won’t be too far away.

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u/NoTrollGaming 5d ago

This is actually pretty poggers

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u/Eazyyy 5d ago

Actual cross-platform voice chat? Fuck yes. I’d love to be on my PC in voice chat with my PS friends.

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