Microsoft next-generation Xbox One console owners who have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Twitch game streaming support on their Xbox One console, will be pleased to know it will be finally available from March 11th 2014.
Currently Xbox One owners can only spectate other Twitch streams or record game clips using the Xbox One systems Upload application. However from March 11th onwards Xbox One gamers will be able to easily stream live broadcasts direct from their consoles top Twitch, complete with support for voice commands and archiving game clips.
Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch explained a little more about the immanent integration with the Xbox One console : “It’s complete integration,”-”It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being able to join a broadcasters’ party is really cool, and it’s another step in the direction of interacting more closely with broadcasters.”
The Twitch Xbox One update which is rolling out to Xbox One consoles on March 11th will also include Twitch’s chat feature and the ability for users to broadcast using the Microsoft Xbox One Kinect system camera. The new Twitch update will also be available conveniently just before the release of the new Xbox One Titanfall game which will be launching next month on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
Currently the Twitch game streaming service enjoys over 1 million live broadcasters and 45 million viewers a month. Sony’s PlayStation 4 also provides gamers with a Twitch service however the PS4 application has been designed by Sony rather than Twitch and offers less integration than the new Xbox One Twitch designed application will provide.