Microsoft has announced that it is buying interactive live streaming service Beam, the service is expected to be integrated into Microsoft’s Xbox Live.
Beam allows users to interact with streamers whilst they are playing a game, you can see more details about the deal below.
Bringing Beam, their award-winning team and their inventive technology into the Xbox family supports our ongoing commitment to make Xbox Live more social and fun. Using “Minecraft” as one example, with Beam you don’t just watch your favorite streamer play, you play along with them. You can give them new challenges and make real-time choices that affect their gameplay, from tool selection to quests to movement; all through simple visual controls. In the highly anticipated “Sea of Thieves,” which is all about emergent adventures in a shared world, you can watch the drama play out between different crews from multiple player perspectives.
One of the best parts about Beam is that interactivity is easy for streamers to enable and customize, and is designed to work with any game.
There are full details about the acquisition over at Microsoft at the link below.