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Xbox One Twitch streaming will be more feature rich than PS4 at launch

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The ability to livestream the game you’re playing and show the world what you’re up to has been available on PlayStation 4 since launch, but Xbox One owners have noticeably not been able to take advantage of such a feature, with the availability of a Twitch broadcasting service on Microsoft’s console pushed back by “a few more months” at the beginning of 2014.

Twitch and Microsoft have today revealed that the service will launch alongside the release of Titanfall in mid-March, with Twitch CEO Emmett Shear claiming this service will be more feature-rich on Xbox One than any other console.

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Shear told the Associated Press:

“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 service on PlayStation 4, on the other hand, doesn’t include the ability to join up on a party but simply broadcast your stream to an audience. Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi commented on the limitations of PS4 Twitch streaming:

“That’s a very certain type of experience. For us, we thought that was too limiting for what our fans would want. Our fans really want the full next-gen service, so that’s why we decided to take our time, do it right and have it come out in this fashion.”

Additional features of Twitch on Xbox One include using voice commands to create broadcasts, the ability to archive your game clips and watch those clips on other devices at a later time.


Is Twitch streaming important to you, and would you use the ability to let others join in on a party to chat with you while you play?

Source: ABCNews / Associated Press


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