Xbox One game streaming via Twitch has hit record numbers, with a huge influx of broadcast footage of various titles including the newly launched shooter Titanfall.
Since it’s introduction on the Xbox One console, the popular streaming app Twitch.tv has been used by millions of games worldwide–so much that almost 23 million minutes of footage have been broadcast to date.
Microsoft recently broke the news via the Xbox Wire mainsite, revealing that gamers broadcast more then 2.7 million minutes via the Xbox One on the very first day–and Xbox One owners accounted for more than 22% of unique broadcasters in the first week of availability.
While Sony’s PlayStation 4 launched with integrated Twitch and Ustream support, Microsoft’s Xbox One had been without broadcasting/streaming support until the Twitch app was added on March 10. Since then, players have recorded a dazzling array of content, including more than 10 million minutes of Titanfall–which remains the most-streamed game on the Xbox One as a whole.
Emmett Shear, founder and CEO of Twitch had the following to say about the broadcasting milestone:
“We have always considered enabling live streaming directly from consoles to be a key step in unlocking the ability for all gamers to share their experiences.
“Yet we never imagined the popularity would spread as fast as it has. Microsoft has really helped drive this expansion, and the great system architecture of Xbox One has allowed us to build a really great broadcasting experience with a robust feature set. We’re all very excited about working with Microsoft to continue rolling out new features on the platform.”
It’s great to see streaming support hit for the Xbox One, giving users the chance to share their experiences and playthroughs with gamers across the world. The sharing feature in itself was one of the major highlights for next-gen consoles, and now that the Xbox One has Twitch, it’ll be interesting to see future comparisons between the two major systems with cross-platform games such as Watch Dogs.
Right now Respawn’s hot new mech shooter Titanfall is accounting for quite a bit of Xbox One footage, and that might change as more exclusives roll out.
Via Xbox News