During its Gamescom presentation Tuesday, Sony announced that the Playstation 4 will support live streaming through Twitch.tv. The deal effectively makes the streaming service the dominant player in the streaming game as it now covers both next-gen consoles.
Sony previously announced live streaming support through the Ustream service but now Twitch.tv will be an option for the PS4 as well. Players will be able to stream their gameplay by pressing the "Share" button on the DualShock 4 controller. They'll also be able to view content streamed by other PS4 gamers as well via a separate app.
"PlayStation has a long history of delivering some of the best gaming experiences in the industry and we’re excited to have Twitch available on a console as heavily anticipated as PS4," said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. "Through this partnership we are paving the way for every PS4 gamer to become both a broadcaster and an avid spectator of amazing content."
"Social capabilities are an integral part of PS4, so Twitch will play an important role in delivering a compelling connected experience to PlayStation fans," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. "Twitch’s gamer-focused community combined with our strong portfolio of innovative PS4 titles, will help define next generation gameplay and community engagement."
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