While PlayStation 4 users have been able to broadcast live gameplay since its launch, Xbox One users are set to get the same treatment on March 11th. The new feature will launch on the same day as the highly anticipated Titanfall lands for the console as well.
The PS4 may have been first out of the gate to offer the feature, but Microsoft worked closely with Twitch to develop the upcoming app for the Xbox One. The “full integration” of Twitch will be available for Microsoft’s console, where the feature on the PS4, made by Sony itself, is “too-limiting” according to Xbox chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Medhi.
Check out the full list of feature for Twitch.tv on the Xbox One below:
- Instantly live broadcast your games by simply speaking “Xbox, Broadcast”, or launch from within the Twitch app for Xbox One.
- Position the webcam PIP in any corner of the screen to best fit your game.
- Interact with broadcasters using the most lines of chat available on a console.
- Your Xbox friends are notified when you go live.
Viewing and Chatting
- View live gameplay from any Twitch source: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, etc.
- Get notifications when your favorite gamers are broadcasting so you never miss a minute.
- For Xbox One broadcasts, you can view the broadcaster’s Xbox Live profile and send them a party request and join their game.
- See which Xbox Live friends are broadcasting and what they’re broadcasting.
- Partake in the chat experience, including using your subscription-based emotes and chat badges.
- Turbo subscribers get an ad-free experience.
We have to admit, the ability to broadcast the games to others live is a pretty cool, but it’s also likely a very overlooked feature. Some people just want to play their own games. Still, it’s about having the option, right?
What’s your take? If you’re a PS4 owner, to you broadcast you games regularly? If you’re an Xbox One owner, is this feature something you plan on using often? Sound off in the comments below!
[Via: The Verge]