Microsoft has revealed that their built-in streaming functionality for Twitch will not be live until 2014.
When the stream flood gates open, players with an Xbox Live account can stream content on the fly. At launch, however, early adopters can still view through the Twitch app but using the Xbox One to stream will be arriving later next year. It's unfortunate because the PS4 has the ability to stream out of the box, but Microsoft is hoping to have the best experience possible and they seem to need more prep time to deliver that. "We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community," Microsoft stated on Xbox Wire, "so while this feature won’t be available right away, we’ll let you know as soon as it is ready."
Want to be rewarded for watching your fellow gamer destroy mechs in Titanfall? Xbox One now has a separate achievement system for watching Twitch streams, Netflix, and other TV applications. Also, using the One's new Snap feature, you can watch Twitch and game at the same time. Sensory overload? Probably. Neat? Yup! Here are some of the achievements as posted by Xbox Wire:
- Watch one hour of live video on Twitch to become a Newcomer
- Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch for Competitive
- Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch for Best Viewer
- Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers to be the Hipster
- Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers and become theTalent Scout
- Max Bandwidth is received by watching a single channel on Twitch for more than eight hours consecutively
- Around The Clock is exactly that, just watch at least one minute of live video on Twitch in each hour of a full day
- Prime Time, simply: watch a total of 10 hours of live video on Twitch between peak viewing hours from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., on a weekday
- Night Owl is achieved by watching all through the night
- Join 100,000 viewers simultaneously on one broadcast to get the Standing Room achievement
The Xbox One comes out on this Friday November 22nd in most countries.