Twitch begins mobile streaming with Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS

Less than two weeks after announcing a mobile SDK, Twitch has now been integrated into a mobile game. Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will...

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Less than two weeks after announcing a mobile SDK, Twitch has now been integrated into a mobile game. Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will be the first game to feature Twitch's live streaming functionality. The racing game was released last year as a free-to-play title. However, today's update will allow gamers to broadcast game footage using a wi-fi connection. Twitch will also allow gamers to use the front-facing camera of their iDevice to video chat while playing. In addition, players can also archive their streams and share them on the web. "Twitch has quickly found a home on consoles, so by partnering with Gameloft to launch the first streaming-enabled mobile game brings us one step closer to being everywhere that gamers are," Twitch VP of marketing Matthew DiPietro said. Twitch is currently "optimized" for iPhone 5S, iPad Air, and iPad Mini with Retina Displays.

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    March 17, 2014 6:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Twitch begins mobile streaming with Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS.

    Less than two weeks after announcing a mobile SDK, Twitch has now been integrated into a mobile game. Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS will...

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      March 17, 2014 6:28 AM

      It's been a good year for Twitch ...

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      March 17, 2014 6:48 AM

      Was watching the Intel Extreme Masters e-sports tournament over the weekend. I don't know how the rest of it did but the League of Legends finals drew around 400k simultaneous viewers. That's a lot man.