After relaying its dominance on PC and then consoles, streaming platform Twitch is now bringing its broadcasting features to one of Apple App Store’s top racing games.
In a press release today, Mobile developer Gameloft announced that it would be incorporating Twitch broadcasting into its Asphalt 8: Airborne driving game for the iOS. By Thursday, next week, players will be able to stream their gameplay live across Twitch, along with voice and video from an iPhone or iPad’s front-facing camera.
“This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share gameplay experiences like never before,” Gameloft vice president of American publishing Baudouin Corman said. “As one of our most popular games, Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile SDK, and we can’t wait to see the excitement it brings to our users.”
The company plans to celebrate the momentous occasion by hosting a 24-hour livestream on Tursday on its Twitch channel which will show off just how the streaming works.
Gameloft will initially go along with just the iOS version of Asphalt 8: Airborne. Twitch support for the Android version is already in the works and will be released later. The company also said that streaming the game will not effect the performance of the title.
With Gameloft taking the initiative we can expect many other mobile game developers incorporating streaming capabilities into their titles. By next year this may just be the new trend in the mobile gaming industry. Twitch is already a massive hit with over a million people using it to broadcast their gaming action from PC and consoles. The site has over 45 million monthly unique viewers, and it introduced its latest development kit two weeks ago that enables mobile developers to reach that potential audience.