It may have taken them a lot longer than anyone would have liked, but Twitch has finally revealed just when users can start streaming their game experiences from Xbox One to the popular game streaming service. The timing of an update that will implement game streaming is more than a little coincidental too. Today it was revealed by Twitch CEO Emmett Shear that the update that will enable game streaming to Twitch on Xbox One will launch alongside the release of Respawn Entertainment's upcoming action game Titanfall.
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear told the Associated Press today that Xbox One live game streaming will debut on March 11 alongside Titanfall. Users currently have some Twitch functionality on Xbox One including the ability to upload recorded game clips, but not live streaming via the console. That will all change on March 11, apparently.
"It's complete integration," Shear told the Associated Press. "It's exciting because we've never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. 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."
Last month Twitch said that almost 20 percent of all Twitch live streams come from PS4 users, so it will be interesting to see how the ability to stream from the Xbox One and the release of Titanfall at the same time will affect Twitch traffic and if Microsoft's console can over take Sony's numbers on the service...