Microsoft hyped up its Xbox One announcement with Twitch TV integration, enabling players to stream their games online for free with little hassle - no requirement to add a capture card and the like. Unfortunately for early adopts of the video game console, Twitch has yet to launch on the platform, but today Microsoft revealed that the streaming service will be available for when Titanfall lands.
If you're not familiar with Twitch, the service is an immensely popular video platform and community for video game fans with over 45 million visitors a month. It's interesting for Microsoft to hold out to Titanfall to finally have Twitch on the platform. If you look back to last month, Twitch TV publicly stated it was Redmond who was causing delays to the release of the app and service for Xbox One owners.
The Titanfall beta was also streamed through Twitch, peaking at number one across all platforms with more than 65,000 concurrent views on February 13th. "Xbox, Broadcast."
Following other broadcasters will be simple and painless on your Xbox One when not smashing skulls and scoring unbelievable goals. Since each Xbox One owner already has the Kinect set up and ready to go, adding Twitch to the mix is painless for the consumer, a real advantage for Microsoft in the console war by catering to average gamers who don't have unlimited funds and simply wish to enjoy the games they play with others.
Twitch for Xbox One will integrate into the friends app and activity feed for your followers to keep track of what you're either broadcasting or watching. It's even possible to set up notifications to never miss out on another session from your favourite boardcasters. When viewing a stream, the usual Twitch experience is present with comments and more. If you're broadcasting and wish to have more voices on the stream, why not invite some friends to add their input off-camera?
There are even media achievements, which can be earned by spectating as you normally would or by checking out some Xbox One games you haven't seen previously. As noted above, Twitch will be available on Xbox One this coming March to tie in nicely with the release of Titanfall.