Xbox One will not have Twitch Livestreaming capabilities at launch
The Xbox One’s ability to lifestream games via Twitch was a huge hit fans, and the launch of the console is probably one of singular largest moments that other gamers would be interested in watching live-feeds; but it won’t happen.
That’s because the live streaming capabilities will not be available at launch, Microsoft made the official announced today to the dismay of fans. At E3 it was stated that Xbox Live Gold members could seamlessly record and stream gameplay using the Twitch video-service, Xbox One will also auto-record important moments in a game for easy uploading later, all while using Kinect to record commentary if need-be.
In a press-release Microsoft stated, “We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too.” Microsoft added, “We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014.”
It’s unfortunate, but only a delay, Sony did manage to have the PS4’s streaming feature ready for launch. That feature also works with Twitch, but also allows Ustream accounts to work as well.
All of this comes just before the Xbox One launches this friday, November 22.