Streaming is the wave of the future for video games. You can watch all sorts of games on popular streaming site Twitch.tv, including fighting games, RTSs, and yes, even Minecraft . Realizing the strange popularity of the multitude of channels that stream this open-world creative game, Mojang and Twitch have partnered to integrate the streaming experience directly into the game.
Players who have a Twitch.tv account will be able to easily start streaming the game to their channel at the push of a button. Unfortunately, an official release date for the functionality has not been given. This functionality is currently only announced for the PC and Mac versions of the game. There’s no word on a console availability just yet; however, both the PS4 and the Xbox One will have streaming capabilities built right into their firmware. Minecraft is coming to both of those platforms, so you should be able to stream it like any other game.
“Minecraft has struck a very powerful chord with the Twitch community,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing for Twitch. “Its constantly escalating popularity illustrates that people love to watch video games outside of the headline grabbing eSports titles. Expect a watershed moment for both players and spectators once the ability to easily broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch goes live.”
Source: MineCon Press Release