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.
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