Microsoft will finally add Twitch Streaming to the Xbox One arsenal of apps in March.
“It’s complete integration,” said Emmett Shear, co-founder and CEO of Twitch in this morning’s press release. “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 Twitch app will include chat features, and camera based broadcasting using the Xbox One’s Kinect camera. Twitch streaming on the Xbox One is slated for debut at the launch of Titanfall on March 11th.
Yusuf Mehdi of Microsoft commented on what took Microsoft so long to get the Twitch streaming features functional.
“For us, we thought that [PS4 Twitch Features] 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.”
Look for the feature on Xbox One early next month.