Microsoft has announced that Twitch broadcasting for the Xbox One will not be available at launch, but is expected to be ready in the first part of 2014.
On Xbox Wire, Microsoft stated, “We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too, 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.”
Twitch broadcasting was one of the well received features of Xbox One, however it’s rival PlayStation 4 has launched with Twitch broadcasting, something Microsoft have been unable to do. It will come as a big blow to those who were expecting to be able to stream their Xbox One content from day one, however Xbox One will launch with the Twitch app, allowing users to view content from the site.
Xbox One will also feature Twitch achievements. Some users will be pleased to see achievements, but most will probably see them as a meaningless add-on. Nonetheless, if your curious what the achievements are, check below.
- Watch one hour of live video on Twitch to become a Newcomer
- Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch for Competitive
- Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch for Best Viewer
- Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers to be the Hipster
- Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers and become the Talent Scout
- Max Bandwidth is received by watching a single channel on Twitch for more than eight hours consecutively
- Around The Clock is exactly that, just watch at least one minute of live video on Twitch in each hour of a full day
- Prime Time, simply: watch a total of 10 hours of live video on Twitch between peak viewing hours from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., on a weekday
Source: *Xbox Wire