No sooner has one PS5 firmware update come that some are already looking ahead to the next one. As Sony patches in support for the upcoming PS5 DualSense Edge controller, Tom Henderson, a reliable scribe at Insider Gaming, has said another PS5 firmware update currently set for 8th March 2023 will include full Discord support and the ability to stream PS5 games on the PS5.
The latter feature will supposedly be made available for PS Plus Premium members, allowing them to circumvent large downloads in order to play a native PS5 title immediately via cloud streaming. Said to have been in testing for months now, the feature will apparently be part of the public beta for the 7.00 firmware update, which is set to begin shortly.
Testers won't be able to sample the Discord support on PS5 according to the report, however. Under lock and key for now, there's little in the way of concrete details pertaining to what Discord on PS5 will actually look like. Since January 2022, you've been able to link your PSN account to Discord and display what game you're playing to your friends list. However, voice chat is still nowhere to be seen despite Sony investing in the company and purchasing a minority stake.
In fact, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One received voice calls six months ago, while the feature is still missing in action on PS5, PS4. If this report proves to be true, though, then it appears PlayStation players will finally be able to access voice chat via Discord in the not-too-distant future.