Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 11/20/13


"Electronic Arts isn’t planning to launch any Star Wars games directly based on Disney’s upcoming movies.So said EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen during a presentation at the UBS Global Technology Conference on Tuesday, during which he also seemingly revealed that the company’s Star Wars licensing deal with Disney runs for ten years.“We’ve done movie games over the years and we wanted to make sure that we weren’t doing a movie game, i.e., game based on the movie,” Jorgensen told attendees (via Seeking Alpha)."


"Riot Games has claimed that its largest eSports event yet, the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship broadcast over Twitch livestream on October 4th, was watched by 32 million people, 8.5 million of whom were watching at the same time. The numbers shatter previous records for eSports viewership, and show that video game streams can rival TV in terms of scale and reach.The figures show a tremendous leap in League of Legends viewers in the past year: 2012’s Season 2 LoL World Championship — the previous record holder for most watched eSports event — was seen by a total of 8.2 million people, with 1.1 million streaming the event at the same time."


"Twitch is one of the many entertainment apps coming to Xbox One. However, while you can already create your own in-game streams on PS4, the Xbox One app won’t be able to do the same until early 2014.The Twitch app that launches with Xbox One will be able to play back streams. A short trailer for the Twitch app teases the new features, particularly the ability to use Xbox One’s snap function to turn on a stream while you play. You can also bring it up with voice commands by saying, “Xbox, go to Twitch.” Obviously, it will require an Xbox Live Gold subscription."