Twitch is Coming to the PS4

Gamescom dished out a good number of juicy updates for the Playstation 4 earlier today. A longer list of debut games (big exclusive releases to smaller, but still as enamoring indie games), details on the new PS Vita and its integration with the PS4, and of course the release date of the console itself (November 15th, right around the corner!) were all big talking points at the European conference.

One of the more interesting bits was that the online live-streaming service Twitch, which keeps growing fast in popularity with gamers, will be included in the PS4 package. As announced in the conference, players will be able to use the share button on the interface to broadcast gameplay to their Twitch channels, and also watch streamed content on other channels. On top of all that, it’s free.

Twitch was launched in 2011 by Justin.tv co-founders Justin Kan and Emmet Shear, as a subsidiary of Justin.tv. Thus, it was geared towards gamers from the get-go. It averages around 35 million viewers every month. It’s already gotten the green light for service on the Xbox One as well. The people at Twitch are aiming to make the service available on all future consoles, which means a revolutionized way of sharing personal gaming experiences around the globe.

Are you looking forward to having this service on the next-gen consoles?