Xbox One is getting Twitch broadcasting from March 11th – just in time for Titanfall. Xbox One gamers were disappointed at launch to find that the Twitch didn’t support broadcasting but it looks like it’s been well worth the wait.
Only with Twitch on Xbox One, can you broadcast and watch your favourite games live by simply saying “Xbox, Broadcast”. Once you’re done broadcasting, you can use Twitch to watch the games you love, chat with the players you follow, or even join a broadcaster’s game. Xbox One is the only next-gen console that allows you to archive your Twitch broadcasts and view live Twitch streams regardless of their original source.
[quote by=”Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Marketing, Xbox”]Only Xbox One offers the most complete Twitch experience, with access to any live broadcast and the full Twitch catalogue. We’ve designed Xbox One to be the best place to play with features and unparalleled partnerships that deliver epic moments for gamers.[/quote]
[quote by=”Emmett Shear, CEO and Founder, Twitch”]Over the last two years, we have seen the broadcasting and spectating of video games go from a niche activity to a pastime shared by millions. As the experience grows in popularity, it’s important to provide as broad a feature set as possible for the community. Microsoft has done just that by rolling out the most robust console integration of Twitch to date and setting a new bar for others to strive for.[/quote]
Kinect also allows you to easily include your picture-in-picture video feed and audio commentary along with the game broadcast, making it the perfect way to connect with your friends and followers. Xbox One’s Twitch app is a great way to meet new friends too, as you’ll be able to view the gamer card of anyone streaming from Xbox One and begin following them.
Your Twitch activity will appear in the friends app and activity feed of your followers, giving everyone a real-time update on what you’re broadcasting or watching. You can even set up notifications for a heads-up when one of your favourites begins broadcasting and earn Media Achievements just by spectating as you normally would or by checking out any of the Xbox One games you haven’t seen before.
During the broadcast, broadcasters and viewers will be able to interact (viewers can post comments in the chat stream, while the broadcaster verbally responds or assigns a moderator to keep chat running smoothly while they’re busy playing). As an added bonus, broadcasters can invite friends into a private party from the chat stream, allowing them to voice chat outside of the broadcast.
EF can’t wait to try out the new features and will be using them to broadcast gameplay in the future.