Twitch Will Soon Start Selling Video Games, May Give Steam Competition
Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Amazon. It was born in June 2011 as a spin-off of Justin.tv, and it has managed to become one of the most important alternatives to YouTube and Dailymotion.
This website can have more than 1.5 million broadcasters and 100 million visitors per month, and some people could think that no better results can be achieved. But the company doesn’t think so.
As a matter of fact, Twitch has officially announced that they will start soon selling video games.
Basically, viewers will be able to buy games from the streamer’s page and the revenue will be so divided: publishers and developers will receive 70%, the streamer will receive 5% and Twitch will collect the rest.
Also, those who buy games from the streaming platform will receive a Twitch Crate containing emotes, chat badges and stuff like that.
Of course the agreement will guarantee a new flow of economic revenue to the companies and that’s why software houses such as Ubisoft, Telltale Games, Paradox Interactive, Hi-Rez Studios Vlambeer and tinyBuild have decided to work with the streaming platform.
The new version of Twitch will go live in Spring 2017, and we expect to hear more about it in the next weeks.
Twitch is aiming to remain one of the largest gaming websites and to do so, the company has introduced a new feature highly requested by the crowd.
From now, contrary to what happened in the past, users will have the chance to change their username once every two months. Furthermore, every discarded username will remain unavailable for at least six months.
Which platform do you prefer? YouTube, Twitch or Dailymotion?