Twitch.tv game streaming to land on Xbox One alongside Titanfall
26 February 2014 | 0
Twitch.tv is a service that lets gamers post their gameplay footage.
According Microsoft, starting a stream will be as easy as saying ‘Xbox, broadcast’ to your Kinect – meaning you don’t have to pause a game to initiate a stream, which is fairly ingenious. The system also notifies your friends when you start broadcasting, and viewers who want a more personal touch can even join your game and fight alongside or against you.
Chat is included, and can be snapped to the left or right side of the screen (or disabled so the game can run full screen), though I imagine typing out lengthy messages on a controller will still be a pain. Picture-in-picture video is taken from the Kinect, and can be positioned in any corner of the screen.
The Xbox One also allows you to archive Twitch streams, something the PlayStation 4 currently does not support. There’s been no update from Sony on when archiving will arrive.
Unfortunately Twitch is locked to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, like most of the console’s fancier features.