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This article was published on February 25, 2014

Xbox One to get Twitch game streaming on March 11, just in time for Titanfall

Xbox One to get Twitch game streaming on March 11, just in time for Titanfall
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Twitch will bring video game streaming to the Xbox One on March 11, according to the Associated Press (AP). The feature, which is already available on the PlayStation 4, will coincide with the release date for Titanfall in the US, one of the most anticipated titles for 2014.

The report says the service will allow players to set up their own streams, quickly join broadcasters’ sessions and trigger their own broadcasts with Kinect-enabled voice commands. In addition, Xbox One owners will be able to archive game footage from sessions that they’ve streamed on Twitch.

“It’s exciting because we’ve never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration,” Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch told the AP. “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.”

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it would be dropping the price of the Xbox One by £30 in the UK, and offering the same price for a console bundle that included a pre-order of Titanfall. Given the hype surrounding the game and its exclusivity to Microsoft platforms, it’s vital that Microsoft is able to market its quality and broad appeal as effectively as possible. With Twitch streaming, it’ll now have millions of potential players who can do just that.

Update:Twitch and Microsoft have now confirmed the roll-out and release date.

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