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Submitted by sigfredod 148d ago | news

Twitch archiving planned for PS4, being considered for Xbox One

Sony has reaffirmed to Joystiq it's "planning to add [Twitch] livestream archiving in the future" to PlayStation 4. The company couldn't detail an estimated time it would unlock the feature or what the quality level would be set at. PS4 Twitch streams are not currently in high definition. (PS4, Xbox One)

Credit url: eurogamer.net
Livecustoms  +   148d ago
Nice !
Mr Pumblechook  +   148d ago
Bad journalism. No where does it say that archiving is being considered for Xbox with Twitch (although I'm sure it's coming). All it has is the quote from Microsoft saying they will add Twitch support next year.

It is wrong for a 'journalist' to make stuff up just because it will get hits.
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Godmars290  +   148d ago
Still surprised that XB1 is going to be late to Twitch despite announcing it first. MS making it sound like they had it exclusively
KingDadXVI  +   148d ago
In the Francis Vs. Major Nelson interview they talk about the delay and MS did not feel that the app was working well enough to provide a good experience so they held back on it to allow time to make it work well for everyone.

I would rather see a company be responsible and take the time to give me fully functional software than give me some half baked crap that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Godmars290  +   148d ago
"I would rather see a company be responsible and take the time to give me fully functional software than give me some half baked crap that leaves a bad taste in my mouth."

Um, by all counts that's the whole console for some people. That such is likely going to be the norm for this gen given then examples of COD: Ghosts and GTA5.

Edit:
Also, Sony announced it late, after announcing another streaming service, and they've managed to launch with both running rather decently. While, again, said that they were going to have it well in advance, yet failed to deliver. Now have to live down what was a minor announcement.
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GirlOnFire  +   148d ago
Well they should of held back the Xbox One instead of releasing the half baked 720p machine by your meaning of words.
5eriously  +   148d ago
Worked perfectly for this guy using PS4, Playroom and google voice. Was actually a viral hit for the day!

http://www.engadget.com/201...

http://www.twitch.tv/sparta...
cell989  +   148d ago
but Microsoft is a "software" company, how is it that a "hardware" company is beating them to the punch? Sony was able to launch the feature day 1, meanwhile at Microsoft TV seemed like it was more important to gamers.
saber00005  +   148d ago
Aye... Oh well...
KingDadXVI  +   148d ago
@Godmars290 Yes Sony got it first but they only have 480p.

@Quiet I personally would have preferred them to wait a few months until they had their drivers and API working better and for the developers to have had more time with the console so that they could make proper use of it. From most accounts many developers are not even using the Esram yet.

Unfortunately after the E3 fiasco I don't think that it would have benefitted them to wait so we have to put up with upscaled games for now. I can live with it.
KingDadXVI  +   148d ago
Yes, that will be a nice feature to have.
sigfredod  +   148d ago
When many sites yesterday were stating this like a killer app for the PS4, i was thinking by myself it's not, today i encounter this: http://www.twitch.tv/sparta... with a total so far of +207.00 views and a lot of clones already and i think they were right about the prediction
forcefullpower  +   148d ago
This is going to be huge got a mad feeling about it.
stevehyphen  +   148d ago
Definitely.

Twitch archiving is going to turn "Live from PlayStation" into a pretty popular media outlet on the console I think.
pwnsause_returns  +   148d ago
its crazy how Shuei Yoshida and Adam Boyes were watching this livestream with the thought of how genius that idea was..

i can see them advocating to create an app dedicated for livestreaming shows that allows for AR use.

that was strangely entertaining to watch.
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Majin-vegeta  +   148d ago
Archiving??
saber00005  +   148d ago
If you have a twitch account and you're running streams from the PS4, it won't save the video after the stream. It would delete it right then and there, with no chance of reviewing it :/
JimmyLmao  +   148d ago
im so Glad Sony secured Twitch for PS4... UStream just isn't as good/popular... and surprisingly it looks like PS4 will be the lead console for Twitch =D
Pintheshadows  +   148d ago
I have said in other stories that Twitch has exploded this week. Before it was just guys playing League of Legends and telling you how good they were.
JimmyLmao  +   148d ago
and The Spartan Show looks like it is going to be pretty huge... Twitch and PS4 are perfect for each other =P
amiga-man  +   148d ago
The guy presenting the spartan show makes it, he just seems a really nice guy and has certainly showed his commitment to the show even though he was only originally posting a mod he had made to his controller and had no idea how big it would grow.

How long was that guy awake in the end lol
Clover904  +   148d ago
Yes, very nice!
saber00005  +   148d ago
I'm glad they are going to allow archiving the video. I find it a bit annoying that your recorded videos don't get saved... :/
pyramidshead  +   148d ago
Good news, lots and lots of free PR and advertisement for Sony from lots of twitch players. SpartanM is just the start :P.
Sci0n  +   148d ago
Was watching the spartan show guy become famous on twitch last night. It was a pretty amazing thing to be apart of. He got over 5K viewers at one point and was taking calls. PS4 is such a amazing console and the twitch broadcast option is golden.
5eriously  +   148d ago
I also watched it and all I can say is that guy is now a made man. The whole talkshow scenario was a godsend for his natural talent.

Only made possible with the PS4, Playroom and Twitch. He is hopefully going to continue the show and I am sure he is going to get huge sponsors!

I wish him well.
kewlkat007  +   148d ago
Where is this archive being saved?
cell989  +   148d ago
Microsoft boasted this at E3 as if it were an exclusive feature, Sony really caught MS resting on their laurels this generation, even their DVR feature sucks compared to PS4's. I never knew about twitch until I tried it on my PS4 and man its friken awesome and so easy to use #setitandforgetit

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