Twitch is coming to the small screen. The popular streaming company announced today that Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne will include built-in support for Twitch. It’s the first game to have broadcasting as you play on a phone or tablet.
Haven’t heard of Twitch? Here’s a bit of a background on the company. Twitch is based out of San Francisco and lets you watch live and recorded streams of video games. Everything from speed runs of Mario to the latest League of Legends tournaments are covered.
And, it’s huge. Twitch has more than 1 million people using its platform to broadcast themselves playing videogames. This number is expected to surge higher after Twitch support was added to Microsoft’s Xbox One last week. Now, Twitch is aiming for a new platform. Mobile. Asphalt 8: Airborne is Twitch’s opening salvo into a new space.
“This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share game play experiences like never before,” said Gameloft’s VP of publishing for the Americas Baudouin Corman in a statement.
“As one of our most popular games, Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile SDK.”
Gameloft will embrace Twitch later this week when it holds a 24-hour live stream to show off the streaming options, interviews with the development team and answer questions from Twitch viewers.
If today’s partnership proves successful, look for additional Twitch integration into the mobile arena soon.
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