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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Twitch developing mobile gaming broadcasts

Twitch is developing technology which will enable users to live broadcast from mobile platforms, an executive at the company has told CVG.

  1. "The ability to broadcast from mobile platforms is sort of a next-generation broadcasting technology that we're working on right now, which also has the potential to change, fundamentally, the business," he said. "Simply because mobile gaming is nearly ubiquitous, at least in the US. So that'll be an exciting thing, to see how that fits into the ecosystem.

"When we launched, the genesis of Twitch was very PC-gamer centric," DiPietro explained. "eSports was a big part of the genesis of Twitch, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, Dota 2, those kinds of games.

"The biggest thing on the horizon is the expansion of Twitch into the console space, generally. From both a broadcasting perspective and from a viewership perspective."

PS4 enables users to broadcast their gameplay in real-time using Twitch, currently Twenty per cent of all Twitch streamers were broadcasting from PS4 systems between December 23 to January 1.