Since its inception in 2009, the only way for players of the sandbox Minecraft to showcase their gameplay was to use a third-party capture software to either upload videos to YouTube or broadcast live to the world via Twitch or UStream.
Well, good news Minecraft fans, the days of using third-party software to broadcast gameplay online are coming to an end. At the Minecon Convention in Orlando, Mojang announced that a partnership deal has been reached with the streaming service Twitch that will allow gamers to broadcast their gameplay live to the internet from inside the game.
Though no official release date for this feature was announced, it was confirmed that PC and Mac users will be able to take advantage of this new feature.
“Minecraft has struck a very powerful chord with the Twitch community,” Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing at Twitch, said at the announcement. “Expect a watershed moment for both players and spectators once the ability to easily broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch goes live.”
With Twitch in-game streaming Minecraft was one of the most popular games on Twitch. With in-game streaming making it easier to showcase the game, Minecraft may become the most popular streamed game on the website after just a short time.
What do you think of the partnership between Mojang and Twitch? Will you begin straming Minecraft when the feature launches? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter @Gamesideddotcom.
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