Twitch, the popular Gameplay streaming service, will be arriving on the Xbox One next month, according to a new report by the Associated Press. The feature will be patched in along with the release of Titanfall on March 11 in North America.
The late arrival of the service on the Xbox One happens to be a contrast to another next-gen console, Sony's PS4, which had the app during its launch.
"It's complete integration," Twitch CEO Emmett Shear told the Associated Press. You'll also need an Xbox Live Gold subscription($60/year) to stream via Twitch.
Apart from being able to live stream their gameplay sessions, Twitch users on Xbox One will be able to initiate broadcasts via Kinect, archive recorded game clips, and watch streams from a variety of devices, including Sony's PlayStation 4.
"It's exciting because we've never had the ability to broadcast from a console like this with such a deep level of integration. The concept of being able to join a broadcasters' party is really cool, and it's another step in the direction of interacting more closely with broadcasters.
"That's a very certain type of experience," said Xbox chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Medhi of Twitch on PS4. "For us, we thought that was too limiting for what our fans would want. Our fans really want the full next-gen service, so that's why we decided to take our time, do it right and have it come out in this fashion."
Twitch has amassed a massive user base on the PS4 platform, with the company saying that a whopping 20% of its broadcasts between December 23 and January 3 were made by users of the Sony's next gen-console.
Another noteworthy number happens to be the 1.7 million Twitch streams that have come through the PS4 since the console launched in November 2013.