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Discord would be open to talking with Nintendo about powering Switch’s voice chat

Posted on December 7, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Discord has quickly become one of the leading ways to communicate with others, be it voice or text. Behind the whole operation is founder Jason Citron.

You may not be aware of this, but Citron greatly appreciates Switch. He told Rolling Stone that he’s spent many hours with the system, and would be up for chatting with Nintendo about powering the system’s voice chat if the company showed interest.

Citron said:

“I have thought about the Switch. I have spent many hundreds of hours of my life in that little screen. If Nintendo wants us to power their voice chat, we’d be happy to talk.”

The way in which Switch handles voice chat may not be entirely ideal as it is currently. We can’t say if Nintendo and Discord will ever work together, but if they were to do so, it’d certainly be very interesting.

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  • Benjamin Silva

    Please Nintendo, i was thinking about that recently.
    I remembered the post about Discond in the Switch, and then we havent seen any further updates related to Discord till this post.
    Also, we haven’t seen many updates related to the phone app too, the new ones were just about adding the functionalities to the new iphones, so i DOOOO hope they’re putting the app idea away cuz it just havent worked out.

  • awesomeparadise3

    I hope so. I like Discord and the Nintendo Online app has absolutely barebones functionality.

  • Gilmar Venancio

    As we all know, Nintendo likes to control every aspect of their system, so is hard to believe that something like that can happen just because Discord wants to. But it would be freaking awesome.

  • YamiryuuZero

    Knowing Nintendo, not happening. But as long as Nintendo make a competent voice chat system, not having Discord wouldn’t affect the console in any bad light.

    Now, if they keep that horrible Smartphone/Switch combo with the Splatoon app, then I’d rather they had no voice chat system at all!

  • Snackster1001

    That would be a dream come true, but we know this isn’t happening

    • Jack Red

      Never say never. Would you have believed that Nintendo would allow their own AAA First Party games to be ported to the Shield TV? Even if it’s in China prior to that announcement?

    • Exy

      It’s not going to happen because the Discord people are being so passive-aggressive about it. I want to see actual discussion, not “thinking.”

  • Aline Piroutek

    Nintendo:
    “We don’t need your help neither voice chat. Switch sell by itself!”

  • Justin McQuillen

    People are amazingly stupid.

  • errantrazor

    And when Discord is no longer around and/or the app dunjour?

    Nah.

  • Exy

    [thinking intensifies]

  • Zoon Politikon

    Chatting while playing a video game is the cringiest of all things cringe.