Despite Microsoft’s decision to push the Twitch service back during their console’s initial release in November, it appears the delay will have paid off, as the ability to live stream games, initiate game broadcasts with voice commands, and join in on games with broadcasters will all be added to the Xbox One March 11.
Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch, said in an interview with the Associated Press that it’s another level of integration.
“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.”
The ability to join in on other broadcasts is something the PS4’s Twitch capabilities currently doesn’t allow.
“For us, we thought that was too limiting for what our fans would want. Our fans really want the full next-gen service, so that’s why we decided to take our time, do it right and have it come out in this fashion,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s vice president of marketing and strategy for Xbox.
Oh, and it just so happens that the Twitch service arrives on the Xbox One at the same time Titanfall does. Should be fun.
Check out Twitch’s video below showing off Twitch on Xbox One.