"The strategy for Twitch is twofold right now: we want to make it as easy as possible to broadcast games and we want to make it easy as possible to view games," DiPietro said. On a hardware level, Twitch will be baked into the Xbox One operating system, allowing players to stream any titles they choose with the option to include audio and video overlays from their Kinect sensor. On a software level, the company is actively pursuing developers to add the Twitch streaming functionality within the game.
DiPietro says, despite an exclusive agreement in place with Microsoft for Xbox One integration, there is nothing in its current agreement that precludes games containing the Twitch SDK to broadcast from any platform, including the PlayStation 4. Franchises that have (or will have) Twitch functionality include Activision's Call of Duty and Sega's Company of Heroes.
PlayStation 4 also includes the ability for users to stream their gameplay sessions to the web, though the company has partnered with uStream to make that feature possible.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Weight 6.17 lb
- Released 2013-11-15
Microsoft Xbox One