Microsoft and Twitch have announced a new partnership for the Xbox One that integrates Twitch’s game broadcasting service for Xbox Live Gold members.
As part of its E3 press conference, Microsoft revealed that members will be able to broadcast their Xbox One games using Twitch and easily enable streaming via Kinect.
“Live broadcasting has continued to grow in popularity, but sharing your console experience has never been this easy,” Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO, said in a statement. “Xbox Live Gold is enabling the ability to both upload your gameplay directly to Twitch and to stream Twitch content on Xbox One. The impact of this level of console integration will be a true game changer.”
Twitch boasts over 35 million unique monthly visitors.
Marc Whitten, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, Interactive Entertainment Business said:
“Twitch is a premier destination for broadcasters and spectators. Now, with Twitch built into Xbox One, we will deliver breakthrough experiences where any gamer can become a broadcaster..Enabled with Kinect, Xbox Live and Twitch, your voice and video allow for instant streaming, voiceover capabilities and interaction with viewers.”
Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will come out this November. The console will cost $499 in the US, €499 in Europe and £429 in the UK.