Xbox One Twitch app broadcasts at higher quality than PS4

720p streams and archiving support for Twitch on Xbox One. That'll be nice for Titanfall!

It looks like broadcasting to Twitch might be better on Xbox One than PlayStation 4.

Canny Reddit user rotj ran Microsoft spokesperson Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb's recent stream of Plants versus Zombies: Garden Warfare through the Twitch Analyser, which determined the Xbox One Twitch output is of a greater resolution than that of PlayStation 4.

Major Nelson's stream was broadcast at a resolution of 1280x720, while Twitch streams on PlayStation 4 weigh in at 960x540. Both platforms output at 30fps.

Additionally, Xbox One Twitch streaming will not broadcast audio from Party Chat, and streamers can see chat and viewer statistics without them being displayed on the stream.

The Xbox One will also allow streamers to archive their streams, which is a much-requested bit of functionality the PS4 currently lacks.

Twitch streaming on Xbox One will roll out with the platform's March update, which promises to improve, among other things, the Party Chat experience. Microsoft is making no secret about the fact that it's implementing these features to make way for the launch of Titanfall on March 11.

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VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

Awesome; hopefully this type of thing can eventually be applied to the Ps4 Twitch.

Ra-Maxima
Ra-Maxima

yeay xbox1 have twitch streaming more than 1080p. but in game play no yeay

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

It's technically a gaming related thing that the X1 will do better than the PS4, so not bad there MS not bad.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

I'm dryck s0 Î cab say this is not realy a deal beaker. Ill get bak at you tomorrow


blastergamerx
blastergamerx

Yess, when I have my Xbox One, I will be able to stream Trials Fusion (upcoming) and Project Spark to show what you can do in the editor and also help people with walkthroughs.

vscott453
vscott453

Still haven't got the xbox. I am actually waiting on news about windows 9, and steamos before I jump the gun into microsofts ecosystem. I am a sucker for inter-connectivity. If I could my whole house will be electronically interconnected and controlled with several remotes. Anyways I will get a ps4. But I just upgraded my pc. Well over 1k, so I am ok for now. I am planing the wait and see game.


I also stream now thanks to my pc upgrade. PCMASTERRACE!!!!!

obsequies
obsequies

wonder if they can push an update

sorrowsrevenge
sorrowsrevenge

I wonder how many people will use the twitch app on the ps4 to watch us play Titanfall.

starjay009
starjay009

Looking at this article subjectively, I am not at all surprised. After all, the X1 is a TV-oriented system. It's a cable box that plays video games and I don't mean that in a whimsical, fan boy way. It's fact. Microsoft have always pushed harder for the capabilities in next gen home theatre, video production/streaming features. The PS4 is a hardcore video game system PERIOD. It doesn't care about Twitch or other video streaming options. So If I am an X1 fan, I will gladly take this extra feature over the PS4. However, as a gamer, I don't really care. 

pkosior
pkosior

WOW!!!WOW!!! X1 is a king (720p)

hystavito
hystavito

Well that's a nice change for MS :).  I wonder though, how much upstream is needed to deliver a reliable consistent 720p video stream.  I just recently got 10Mbps up, but prior to that I only had 2Mbps, and I imagine a lot of people still have only 1 or 2.

hadlee73
hadlee73

The PS4 streams I already see are pretty decent, so if I can watch people playing Titanfall in ever better quality then all is well! :)

adub424
adub424

Respawn was so smart in partnering with Microsoft for this game they not only get marketing support they also get to use Microsofts cloud for servers so they don't have to rely on EA or their own resources. New developers should be supported like this for new IPs.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

The HD PS4 streams Ive seen from friends sharing to Facebook are brilliant and do the job just fine imo, NEXT!

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

Because a gamer cares about what the broadcast it at? i dont even care for any of the twitch broadcast bs or social site built in to the consoles...


game consoles are for gaming everything else is bs

AmbiguousAlias
AmbiguousAlias

As a Wii U owner looking to pick up a PS4, this is good news for Microsoft!

bigruss730
bigruss730

But really when you look at it the question wasn't asked properly, leaving two different outcomes from 3 separate issues, all with their own merit but none of which count. Yes or no?

vorbzv
vorbzv

FINALLY SOMETHING BETTER ON XBOX!!

Ps4 streamer was cool but it's nice to see it's better in Xbox.

Sony needs to step up their streams now...

-A ps4 owner

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Well, that's good news for people who want to stream their games.

killemallgp
killemallgp

just something else the xbox is better at lol 

major_retard
major_retard

@Ra-Maxima  You have NO idea what 1080p is or means, do you....moron....take that PS4 talking points brochure you read and go slit your wrists with it. 

willnye88
willnye88

@sorrowsrevenge  Actually, I'd just play titanfall on my PC (since that is the only game XO fans can talk about) as you watch me play Second Sons, TLoU 2, Uncharted, God Of War, The Order 1886, etc. Then I'd listen to you tell me how there are more games for the XO coming out than the PS4. Even though the PS4 (19 games) is releasing far more exclusives than the XO (11 games) in coming months. Check metacritic for details.

sluger1
sluger1

@starjay009 I hear you, good point.But wasn't the ps3 the same way as the XB1 a multi media gaming system. PSN Ag3nt_Slug3r XBL Ag3nt Slug3r

sorrowsrevenge
sorrowsrevenge

If it doesn't care about streaming and shit then why does it have A SHARE BUTTON ON THE CONTROLLER. Then they release a commercial all about sharing game footage. Next time you start a post saying your not being a fanboy. Try not to sound like a fanboy.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

@starjay009  I consider myself a hardcore gamer. But I own the Xbox One. Guess that means I'm not a hardcore gamer? Sorry but I do not agree with your logic at all. Just because it happens to have more TV-oriented, home theater features than the PS4 doesn't mean it isn't on par with the PS4 capabilities. Not to mention, the Twitch-streaming service for GAMING, not home-theater purposes.

Vodoo
Vodoo

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that you don't live in a very developed part of whatever country you're in. Because where I live in NY the lowest Internet speed offered is 20Mbps/5Mbps. 2Mbps is dsl or satellite, which is really only used in rural areas because it's not worth it to run fiber or coax those long distances out to the farmhouse lol. We haven't seen 2Mbps in almost 15yrs here. So most people probably have at least 5Mbps upstream unless they live out in the sticks.

I also have been working for the cable co for 10yrs, so I have some knowledge in this area... at least for NY.

blackmagica
blackmagica

@vorbzv as a ps4 owner, i want Sony to concentrate on making awesome games. but congrats to xbots.

willnye88
willnye88

@killemallgp  You mean...the only thing the XBOX One is better at? Yes, yes tell me how great the Kinect is. Then take a poll and tell me how many XO buyers or potential buyers would have gotten the Kinect free bundle if that was an option.

spectreSE7EN
spectreSE7EN

@willnye88  Second son maybe...let's go down the rest of your list.  TLoU2 - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/132433-Naughty-Dog-Claims-The-Last-of-Us-2-Has-50-50-Chance-of-Happening


Not even 100% confirmed as a title yet, which means if it is, you're looking at another year or 2 for that.  Uncharted has a release date listed as December 2015, so see you in 2 years.  The Order has no official release date but check amazon...December 2014 is what is slated ATM...and God of War, well that Dev is currently finishing up the Order, so my guess is you're looking at a late 2015 release for God of War at the soonest.  


So call us in 2 years and then tell us all about it. 

blackmagica
blackmagica

@MaddenBowler10 it's not on par with the ps4, or haven't you been listening to the devs and techies?

why don't xbots understand hardware? at first i thought it was funny, now i think it's sad.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

@chieflion @vorbzvThe PS4 controller is of a lower build quality(played on both systems), and no future external hard drive support for Sony. So no they do some things better but not everything lol.

anvilone
anvilone moderator

@willnye88 I would have chosen the non-Kinect bundle but, after almost three months with it, I have to say I'm impressed and glad that it came with the system. Your poll wouldn't really reflect the value of the Kinect if potential buyers are as ignorant of its worth as I was.

spectreSE7EN
spectreSE7EN

@MegyeriJ Amazing how you know Uncharted 4 is slated for this year when not even Naughty Dog has confirmed a release date.  I never said the Order was a 2 year release, Read my post again.  I stated that they have a release date of 2014, even if it is December. 


Then you started talking about project spark not existing on Gamestop's website? This is where you lose credibility my friend.  Project Spark is going to be a free download so why would they post anything regarding release date or preorder?  The Beta is already available to the public for people to download, which typically means a release date is coming in the next 2-3 months if not sooner.  So there goes that argument.  Gamestop doesn't post release dates for F2P software.  Did you look up Deep Down? Another F2P...I rest my case.  

MegyeriJ
MegyeriJ

@spectreSE7EN @willnye88  Currently both The order 1886 and Uncharted 4 are slated for release this year. Uncharted has been in development since 2011, so another 2 years would make it a total of 5 years in development. Even if it comes out after December, it won't be by much. The order has been in development since 2010! What makes you think it is going to take 2 more years for these games to come out.


Other games this year are Drive Club, Deep Down..That's just 2013. What does xbox have Sunset overdrive, Quantum break have no release dates set. Hell you can't even pre order quantum break on Gamestop, they have no listing for it and Amazon shows no release date. Project Spark doesn't even exist on either site...You can't even preorder these games. Fable is not coming out until 2015 and Halo 5 sure as heck is not coming this year. So really, beyond multi-plats, what is coming out on the 'One"? According to Gamestop's list of games available for pre order.....sh*t, that's what.


Vodoo
Vodoo

You can watch all the comparison videos in the world and it still doesn't make a damn bit of difference. The XB1, at this point in time, has the best looking game... Ryse. It's not "native" 1080p and it's not on PS4. But it is better looking than ANY PS4 game available. I own both the XB1 & PS4 so I know this first hand, not by watching some video online. So how could a system that's supposedly 50% less powerful have the best looking game? Better than a Sony first party flagship title? I'll refer to the guy that's been schooling your ignorant ass...

ZedFragg
ZedFragg

@blackmagica @vscott453

Actually vscott is correct in what he is saying.

Just as a point, the PS3 was more powerful than the Xbox 360 yet the Xbox 360 won that generations battle.

And the PS4 & Xbox one are practically the same in hardware just a difference between GDDR5 and 3 and inclusion of ESRam on the XB1 as a buffer.


So singing about "superior hardware" would be incorrect matey boy.

The hardware is the same, configuration is the difference and software is the key.

vscott453
vscott453

@blackmagica @vscott453  Nope I just want to keep this going so people can see how much you can't comprehend. So please tell me again how you got my comments as an xbox rant about only making software? Please quote me!

vscott453
vscott453

@blackmagica When did i say it wasn't? What are you arguing over. Here is a hint. People like what they like not what hardware is best! Try that again.

blackmagica
blackmagica

@vscott453 @blackmagica your living in the past, and you need to talk to the majority of people in the industry that say the ps4 is 50% more powerful, and this isn't 40 yrs ago. your like the people who say global warming isn't real, even though 99% of scientist say it is. i have watched all the comparison vids, and ps4 looks way better, and will only get better AS THEY MAKE BETTER SOFTWARE TOO! you act as if x1 is the only system that can be upgraded with better software. if you think x1 will out perform the ps4 this gen cycle? it's over your head. i don't care what you think, i will trust the MAJORITY of tech people i have spoken too. tyvm

vscott453
vscott453

@blackmagica Nice try guy. Your comment is capped at the fact that no hardware in that particular time was sold until steve and bill stepped in. IBM and Xerox were trying to sell hardware with no software. Xenox furthermore went and said their OS was internal use only. If they wanted their hardware, they would have to get one from somewhere else. So before you go reversing, understand the order of events that took place.


You also seem to not grasp the concept I was getting at. Who cares what hardware it is. Does it benefit YOU as in individual? Do you like the games you play? Do you prefer the content that is delivered on said platform. Sony/Microsoft/Wii isn't great to someone because of the hardware. They are in love of the combination of all to complete an experience in entertainment. But I should have known that analysis flew right over your head.

blackmagica
blackmagica

@vscott453 @blackmagica@MaddenBowler10you can reverse that argument, software without the hardware is nothing...hence we have xbox 1. all MS is doing with there great software is trying to catch up with Sony's superior hardware. not going to happen.....i hope they learn from this and do better next gen.

vscott453
vscott453

@blackmagica @MaddenBowler10  Here is the problem with your statement. Two big companies lost the war on getting computers out to the masses. IBM and Xenox both thought the money will be in the hardware. But Steve Jobs and Bill Gates stepped in and said (also proving to this day) that the money is in the software. You can make the greatest hardware ever, but if you have no software to back it up it is useless. 


This goes on and on, pouring into other tech innovations. And till this day, even with us gamers, hardware means nothing if you don't have software to back it up. 


I wish gamers would stop acting separate due to one technology over the other. The end game is the same. But at least before you go spewing crap, at least keep it real.

Phoenix0nFire
Phoenix0nFire

@willnye88 @sladakrobot  Superior console...lol, concentrate on the games if i were you as my pc is twice as powerful as the 'next gen' PS4.. it's all about the games, nothing else.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@willnye88 No,you are just trying to justify your purchase.
Just let the other buy what they want...we dont care what you bought.

willnye88
willnye88

@sladakrobot @willnye88  Why would the person with a superior console be upset? Simply trying to help steer you guys in the right direction.