Xbox One to support Livestreaming in 2014.
Many may recall that Twitch announced a partnership with Xbox One back at E3 2013. Some assumed that this meant livestreaming would be present at launch, though nobody ever stated that it would or wouldn’t .
With Sony’s console already being able to stream to both Twitch and UStream, many seemed to be expecting that the Xbox One would share that functionality at launch. Though it doen’s yet, Microsoft assures fans that, “We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too. We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready.”
They went on to share the above video, which shows the Twitch application in action. They’ve also stated that the application will feature its own set of achievements. One would be the “Hipster” achievement, which is rewarded for watching more than an hour of footage that has less than 10 viewers. Another requires watching “At least one minute of live video on Twitch each hour of a full day”.
What are your thoughts on the partnership’s launch next year?