The first mobile game to include Twitch broadcast options within the app is Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne
, Twitch announced today. An upcoming update for the iOS racing game will allow players to stream gameplay, their voices and faces using the iPhone and iPad's front-facing cameras and view their channel's chatroom while playing. Asphalt 8
broadcasters will also have the option to archive their streamed gameplay and share them with others.
Twitch unveiled its expansion into the iOS and Android market with its software development kit earlier this month
. following the company's official rebrand in February
. Asphalt 8
, currently free to download on the App Store
, will receive its third, broadcast-enabling update "soon." Twitch broadcasting functionality in the game is optimized specifically for iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display devices.