Minecraft adding Twitch streaming

Broadcasting functionality coming to open-ended sandbox game for PC and Mac.

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Today at MineCon in Orlando, Twitch and Mojang announced a new partnership that will bring broadcasting functionality to open-ended sandbox game Minecraft.

Twitch support will be offered on the PC and Mac versions of Minecraft, allowing users to "easily" broadcast their gameplay to their Twitch channels.

Twitch functionality will be available "soon," though no specific timing was announced.

"Expect a watershed moment for both players and spectators once the ability to easily broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch goes live," Twitch marketing VP Matthew DiPietro said.

Minecraft is not the first game to offer official Twitch support. The streaming service is currently available for games like PlanetSide 2, Trackmania 2, and Path of Exile. In addition, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will feature built-in Twitch support.

Discussion

24 comments
fillup0
fillup0

Maybe they should fix the game first? It's still in a beta like state right now

Gigawattblade
Gigawattblade

Only interesting thing I can thing I see from this is streaming Walls. Aside from that, not too interested.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

Yes, let's make it easier for 12 year olds to clog up bandwidth with shitty MineCraft videos.

bigoth866
bigoth866

So this may be interesting for some people. Though I just expect a flood of people who's feed really aren't worth watching.

Kaeniar
Kaeniar

Well, what can I say? Oh right. Still no Mod-API !

bouchart
bouchart

I've always wanted to watch someone play with blocks.

Demimorg
Demimorg

Nice, this feature will be awesome.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

News on Saturday? What is this? Eddie!!

Saidrex
Saidrex

This should make things easier for certain people

pyro1245
pyro1245

who would want to watch other people play minecraft?

PetJel
PetJel

Twitch is garbage. Still waiting for a better alternative.

eBentl
eBentl

@AggrandizedUser 

Well I know the built in support for path of exile has mic support and adjustable webcam window

Saidrex
Saidrex

@AggrandizedUser Um, if you think that recipe amount in vanilla MC is so big, then you deffinetly have never played MindCrack Ultimate mod pack, your head would explode ;) There are mods that add recipes to the game, one of them - NEI (not enough items) is the best.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@bouchart wouldn't you rather just play with blocks yourself...no wait, or just play a real man's game MORTAL COMBAT..... huh I think I just had a flachback to college, sorry. but streaming minecraft is dumb.

haze0986
haze0986

@pyro1245 its the same as watching lets play videos alot of people do it

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@pyro1245 Are you serious? The majority of the most popular Youtube channels in the past few years have been because of their Minecraft content. Look at all of the top Youtube gamer channels. MINECRAFT!! MINECRAFT!! MINECRAFT!! 

It is insane how many careers that game has launched since it went mainstream. 

Saidrex
Saidrex

@pyro1245 lol. You would be suprised how much people watch Minecraft videos and streams.