Despite what Microsoft showed at E3, Xbox One won't have Twitch streaming ready for launch. Instead, the next-gen console will get the broadcasting feature sometime in early 2014.
People are actually quite surprised Sony got Twitch at launch and MS didn't. Quite odd apparently. Bummer.
Thats too bad, hopefully they get this up and going before too long. It's really neat to be able to stream games from your console.
fanboys will say: but.....tha clawwd!!! i will tell them to come watch me play PS4 games on my twitch account. pay more for less one more time
And without any extra payment required don't forget :) I think people are missing that the console is out in 3 DAYS!!! Why wait until now to say that it won't be out until not just a few days but months. WTF? What else can people getting Xbone expect in the next few days?
Oh man that sucks. Twitch on ps4 is badass. If ur undecided on a game screw "legit" reviews. Hop on over to a stream, chat with the nice lad playing and decide if the game is for u. Bad move ms.
This is really bad, microsoft came out at E3 praising there twitch streaming feature like it was some exclussive xbox one thing, and now PS4 has ustream and twitch working great and xbox one has no streaming capabilities whatsoever
Well they can still watch us play our PS4's on Twitch lol.
atleast they can enjoy their MP3s tho
worse still they are making people pay for streaming
@cell989: No MP3s either. You see, this is why I keep telling people not to gloat. You better hold on to your pants this weekend. This is just the tip of the iceberg ...
@Blackdeath_663 Wait, they announced that you have to pay for streaming?
I attribute all of this to the Xbone not having dedicated hardware built in for its capturing capabilities and now they are having a hard time trying to get it to work within the limits they set aside from the main hardware.
Dedicated hardware is absolutely not required to stream gameplay. FRAPS, and GeForce shadow play proves as much.
Yea because FRAPS isn't known to cause framerate hits -.- As for Shadow, I've never even heard of it, so I can't say anything about it's performance.
@SITH - Its not needed but it makes it a hell of a lot easier. Its like PS3 with emotion engine chip = full BC, no chip = very little BC (in fact none as far as I know)
That and it's 2014 launch being bumped up to 2013. The question is, what else might not be ready for primetime.
@SITH: Shadow Play isn't exactly supporting what you say. "Fast, free and easy-to-use, ShadowPlay is a new approach to gameplay recording, utilizing an on-board H.264 encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series graphics cards, and an innovative recording mode that shadows your every in-game move." So for Shadow Play to work you'll need certain graphics cards with the H.264 encoder built in.
I won't lie I'm really disappointed about this as this was one of the features I was most looking forward to trying out on Friday when I finally get my Xbone. I've been watching some of the Twitch streams of PS4 and it looks cool and I wanted to show off my good/bad skillz at Dead Rising! I'm also very surprised as it was Microsoft who first showed of Twitch at the E3 conference. It was used to demo Killer Instinct so I'm wondering what happened and I hope it is not for technical reasons. Anyway I will be using Game DVR and sending clips of myself to friends.
Please tell me this is a joke but not sure because it was on a small blog - I read that the delay is so Microsoft can add Achievements for watching Twitch? What are you doing Microsoft, why are you testing me?
Whoops indeed. MS did drop the ball on this. Though it will come out in early 2014 in all its just kind of shocking MS isn't ready on this particular feature. Sounds like MS spent most of there time optimizing the snap and multitasking features. I expect Broadcasting to happen really, really soon though.
like how they mention this 4 days before launch when all units/consoles are already paid for.
WHAT A LOAD OF BULL. Seriously...that is just lame. I was looking forward to this for ages. Seriously raging now. I took the whole of next week off with the intention of streaming gameplay. This was the biggest feature I was looking forward to. What a joke MS. Get your bloody act together.
I agree it is a big disappointment for those looking for a simple twitch integration. I suppose its better than them releasing something buggy and broken. For now I will just utilize the game capture upload tool and create some game capture that way. edit: You also have to wonder what is the cause of the delay given they showed off twitch stream before on the Xbox One.
"You also have to wonder what is the cause of the delay given they showed off twitch stream before on the Xbox One." I'm thinking the snap and multitask features as well as optimizing the Kinect features. To be fair MS does have allot going on its console. Maybe MS bit off more than they can chew? Kinda sounds like it.
Really ??? I thought games were more important than a streaming service , if so it's your opinion so I shouldn't interfere
Where the hell have you been? Don't you know that to the xbots it's not about the games anymore but the apps? Wait, PS4 has Twitch app at launch and Microsoft doesn't? .... Time for the bots to find another way to justify the Xbone.
Just four hours before your above comment, you said, "I'm not being a fanboy, I have high hopes for the X1 (getting mine on Friday yeah!) but I just don't want MS to try and do too many things at once. Let them focus on gaming first, get that right and the rest can follow." What happened in four hours? I agree with that. Let them get gaming on a brand new console and even revamped Xbox live up and running. The rest of the inevitable stuff is not that important.
@Sith Mate, this is a BIG part of my gaming experience. This isn't TV functionality or anything of the sort, this is about streaming my GAMING experiences. It is actually a CORE part of my experience what a joke it is that MS came out and debuted Twitch TV support at E3 and then Sony are the ones who have that feature day one but MS don't? I paid loads of money on a Happauge HD PVR which, in my opinion, is just a nightmare to use. Now this Twitch integration was supposed to make it easy but no launch support? I mean seriously? It's put such a downer on my weekend plans and for next week. This is just a joke. Absolutely p***ed off.
dear Septic i don't defend M$ that often but u r kinda over reacting on this one 1st of all M$ did a lot of 180 this summer and they need to keep the big promises like no 24/7 internet connection and the DRM .. etc u see the xbone at e3 isn't the same xbone right now they had to do a lot of changes gve them some time
Twitch integration was one of their biggest announcements at E3 and is one of the few major next gen gaming features. I think you're underestimating just how big of a deal this actually is.
Its still no excuse man. I mean, MS came out at E3 and actually announced Twitch support before Sony did (before any u-turns etc). It was a big part of their show. How many times can we give them the benefit of the doubt? It literally ruins my plans. And the worst thing is, MS didn't have the courtesy to warn us earlier. In fact, they cheekily mention it at the bottom of their upload studio feature? Ridiculous.
Those 180's to remove that stuff doesn't take a long time. A few days at most, and I'm being generous. Those 180's had literally ZERO impact on how Microsoft is screwing everything up. It's awfully nice you are giving them an excuse, but it isn't valid.
@ blackoo I agree with you and i know ms will work hard to include most of these missing features probably with their first update for 2014..but it still doesnt change the fact that they messed up..you dont wait till the last minute to tell your fans(who have been looking forward to that feature).that it wont be available at launch...i was looking forward to it and many of my pals were too..its a nice feature and ive seem my friends stream their ps4 games and i like the idea and was looking forward to doing same with my console. septic like alot of others are just dissapointed and you cant blame them...im still getting my xbx one though, this isnt a deal breaker for me but ms really needs to sit up........that aside when ms does finally release the update they just might surprise us by adding even more features to the basic game streaming...
@Black0o 1st of all M$ did a lot of 180 this summer and they need to keep the big promises like no 24/7 internet connection and the DRM .. etc u see the xbone at e3 isn't the same xbone right now they had to do a lot of changes So basically, what you're saying is........ M$ lied to everyone. They really where just using PC's at their E3 show.
Shit happens with a new console launch. It is a complex process of providing a console, online services, and games with all intended options available on day one. The recent PS4 launch has clearly displayed as much. Just be happy twitch streaming is coming. Not like it has been canceled. Just delayed. I don't see sony kids butt hurt over not being able to send game recordings to YouTube currently. I agree with black, it looks like and over reaction. If Xbox live was going to be down for the Xbox one launch, I would totally understand your reaction. But twitch. It can wait.
bro i feel your pain sorry for that!!! ps4 fwd
Better have it by the time Titanfall comes out.
coz they don't want people to see how bad it looks.
Disappointing to say the least
You can watch ps4 streams on the twitch xbox one app, thats a thing.
Would you like some lime or lemon to go with that salt you're rubbing into wounds?
Replace the salt with some mint, rum and sugar and you got a deal. Nexus 7 2013
Seeing as killzone only has 100 viewers on twitch and knack about 50 they could use all the people watching they can get at this point. People just don't want to watch bad games it seems.
There are over 1 million people watching this guy play Killzone. http://www.twitch.tv/riccio
@wearelegion No there isn't he has 30 viewers. Learn how to use twitch...... Oh and I have to laugh at the people agreeing with you that say he has 1 million viewers. Seems some people need to learn basic website navigation...... @idba new good games have a lot of viewers.
There are thousands of people streaming. not everyone is going to have 100000 viewers.
And how many Killzone streams are there? Just one?
I say this honestly.. Who are you people are why the hell would anyone want to watch you play a game? Lol.. Ive never understood this part of gaming lately..
I kinda get. I play lots of figting games, seeing some people's take on certain characters with combos and stuff really helps me alot. Other than fightig games IMO i don't understand.
If they are a good streamer you watch them because they are entertaining, just like you would watch a show because it is entertaining. To each their own...
Because it allows them to see how the game really plays instead of what the developers wants us to see. It's also a good way to learn finer points of a game.
It is also a great way to see different characters in action, learning how they play and so. I mean if you can't play atm you can still learn :)
If you are on the fence of getting the game you can watch and see other people playing, get a true experience of the game. For instance I wish I would of watched COD ghosts before picking it up, too many campers in this game now. I don't like that style of gameplay.
The rise of youtube stars and playthroughers has probably a lot to do with it. It's a big thing now and some people make some easier money doing it, especially if you can get partnered up with a company.
Because they are just so important It's the whole generation
I have watched twitch videos to see if I would like a PC game, or console game before I buy it. It has a very beneficial purpose.
OK I get those reasons.. But does that really require a live stream? Isn't that stuff normally captured and posted to YouTube etc?
I've been watching some streams on my PS4 to check out some games, gives you a look at live gameplay. A great feature it's a shame they don't offer it but eventually I guess.
I don't understand either. I want to play the games myself and I don't give a crap about how people around the world play their games.
Why do I watch people play games you ask. The answer is quite simple. Because it allows me to see live gameplay which helps in my decision to purchase the game. Nexus 7 2013
and since when was this feature needed to do that?
But I watch videos of games I want too but I've never needed twitch to do so.. I get that its an alternative.. But not a better one IMO.. Live streams will include a lot of useless footage.. If you want to see something specific, then he has to do it while your watching etc.. Isn't it easier to jump on YouTube and watch whenever you want? To me.. Its cool to stream live events or even some high level player.. But for the average person? I don't see its purpose
You make a good point @n4rc I consider myself a 'core gamer' and I've never payed attention to the twitch brand until the ps4 reveal
The purpose is entertainment. Most people who go on Twitch have a favorite broadcaster, and they tune in because they like the commentary.
I watch streams to help me beat hard sections of games, and to get tips on how to progress faster and steadier in games. Also, it's really nice being able to watch a guy play Knack for instance, talk to him about his gaming experience with said game, and decide wether or not to purchase the game. It essentially takes away the power that these reviewers have and places it squarely in the hands of the common gamer. It's a great feature, and for all you future Xbox One users out there, I really do hope that MS gets this feature out fast to you guys. In the end we're all gamers, and we shouldn't be wishing for bad things to happen to other fellow gamers.
To see if they like the game if there is not a demo
Rather they get it right then rush it and cause lock ups and exceptions on the system. If the OS crashes or you can't get onto xbox live right out the gate then you know the whole system was rushed. Sometimes being competitive means releasing a better product, not rushing to meet a time frame.