Only recently many of us experienced Twitch Plays Pokemon, the channel that let users play the original Pokemon through the platform’s live chat. The popularity of the service itself was enough to know that it wasn’t the end of it, and that we would soon be seeing more on the same front.
The marketing vice president of Twitch, Matthew DiPietro recently talked about the services that they are offering along with the much awaited launch of the video streaming service on Xbox One.
While discussing how he saw features like Twitch Plays Pokemon in the context of expansion of services, he was asked whether it could be expected from them to incorporate such features in full console releases.
His response was pretty positive:
Of course there are things like commands for console games… and I think it is safe to say that you can expect to see a lot more on that front. This is something we have been thinking about for a long time.
The nice thing about working for Twitch is that the people that make the video happen – the people globetrotting to build servers and data centers – these guys are literally the pioneers in live video on the web. They are very, very good at what they do.
More importantly he said that chat being a way to control gameplay is something that they have been discussing previously and how Twitch Plays Pokemon is just a ‘proof of concept’ about what can be achieved on the platform in future.
How do you see attempts like Twitch Plays Pokemon?