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Minecraft gets native Twitch streaming — broadcast those blocks

The block-building open-world game Minecraft.

Above: The block-building open-world game Minecraft.

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Livestreaming website Twitch is about to get full integration with one of the most popular games that people like to broadcast.

Minecraft developer Mojang revealed today that it is adding Twitch streaming to the open-world block-building title. The studio made the announcement at its annual MineCon event, which it is holding in Orlando, Florida today.

“Minecraft has struck a very powerful chord with the Twitch community,” Twitch vice president of marketing Matthew DiPietro said in a statement. “Its constantly escalating popularity illustrates that people love to watch video games outside of the headline grabbing e-sports titles. Expect a watershed moment for both players and spectators once the ability to easily broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch goes live.”

Twitch notes that Minecraft is a very popular game on its video service. The title has never dropped out of the top 20 most-viewed games since Twitch launched in 2011.

This should make it easier for even more people to broadcast and record their antics and projects in Minecraft, which has players building structures in a Lego-like world to survive against enemies that come out in the night.

You can watch Minecon live on Twitch right here.

More information:

Mojang AB is a Swedish independent video game developer founded in May 2009 under the name Mojang Specifications by Markus Persson, and most known for creating the popular independent game Minecraft, which is a free-to-build sandbox ga... read more »

Founded in June 2011 and acquired by Amazon in 2014, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.5 millio... read more »

Markus Alexej Persson, more commonly known as Notch, is the creator of Minecraft and the owner of Mojang AB. Persson started programming at the age of seven, using his dad's Commodore 128. He produced his first game (a text-adventure) ... read more »

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