Xbox One Won't Feature Twitch Livestreaming at Launch

Xbox One Won't Feature Twitch Livestreaming at Launch

Planning on showing the world your Forza 5 skills on Friday? Think again.

The Xbox One's livestreaming capabilities will not be available at launch, Microsoft announced today. First announced during Microsoft's E3 press conference earlier this year, Xbox Live Gold members can use the new console to record and stream gameplay sessions via Twitch. The console can also record "magic moments" like achievements automatically for later distribution. Players can also use the Kinect record voice-over commentary.

"We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too," Microsoft explained via press release. "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."

The PS4's streaming feature, which is currently functional, allows all players to upload their content to either Twitch or Ustream, and has similar voice-over capabilities using the optional PlayStation Camera.

The Twitch app will be operational when the Xbox One launches on Friday, allowing users to view streaming content on the console, even if they can't record their own. As with many streaming video apps, the Xbox One version of Twitch will feature unscored achievements for certain viewing milestones.

Microsoft revealed some of the achievements users will be able to earn when watch content on Twitch:

  • Newcomer: Watch one hour of live video.
  • Competitive: Watch 10 hours of live video.
  • Best Viewer: Watch 100 hours of live video.
  • Hipster: Watch one hour of live video on channels that have less than 10 viewers.
  • Talent Scout: Watch 10 hours of live video on channels that have less than 10 viewers.
  • Max Bandwidth: Watch a single channel for more than eight hours consecutively.
  • Around The Clock: watch at least one minute of live video in each hour of a full day.
  • Prime Time: Watch a total of 10 hours of live video between peak viewing hours from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., on a weekday.

The Xbox One launches this friday, November 22.

Source: Polygon

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Sucks, but worse, in my opinion, is the whoring out of Achievements and how little they mean now.

They don't really have any games worth live streaming at launch. If they were smart, they would have had a Halo game ready to go.

That is actually really disappointing for me. Not a deal breaker. I already have a capture device so if I want to stream I can. But that's hardly the point. I was looking forward to trying this out just the same.

I do like to watch Twitch once in a while but earning achievements for that is totally stupid :@

Well there goes all that work. As someone who also runs a twitch stream network, I wish they would have told us a couple weeks ago, before we spent all the money on advertising Xbox One streams.

Welp that sucks, quite surprised that it isn't being supported at launch though since it was initially revealed so long ago.

FinalDream:
Sucks, but worse, in my opinion, is the whoring out of Achievements and how little they mean now.

I remember the dawn of Achievements/Trophies and how for some of them you really had to work to get them, but nowadays they give you them for just about everything, and with how it seems the Xbox One is handling achievements it's now encompassed the "just about" part. >.>

SO achievements seems to be in support on leaving your stream on and going away it seems.

Also more news Xbox WOnt do, i didnt knew there was anything left!

"Max Bandwidth: Watch a single channel for more than eight hours consecutively."

Well, now they'll know who to target Visine advertisements to. Zing!

Microsoft has a long and storied history of hyping things and then not being able to deliver on launch day. Who's surprised?

 

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