We have been saying a lot recently that the streaming war is going to heat up and today during Twitch's keynote speech during the first TwitchCon event, the company announced that direct uploads and a true VOD feature will be arriving soon. This takes aim directly at YouTube who recently went after Twitch by launching YouTube Gaming, a streaming platform for game broadcasters that also allows direct uploads and VODs already.
Having been out on iOS for a few weeks now under a beta tag, Mobcrush has finally announced the arrival of the Android beta as well. This puts the company in position to possible snag a good chunk of the mobile game streaming market. That, of course, depends on a few key factors.
The live game streaming and eSports industries are still pretty new, even with how popular and big they already are. Mobile is just starting to get into the action and is expected to surpass console and PC streaming when it finally comes into full being. With TwitchCon only a few more days away, companies are already starting to announce their new products and one of those new goodies is a company called Stage TEN.
The rush to see who can capture the mobile game streaming market is heating up even more. Currently Mobcrush is still only available on iOS, the company is still working on a beta for Android. This leaves Twitch and YouTube Gaming as the front runners to capture the Android market share for mobile game streaming. DeNA does have their app as well, called Mirrativ, but as it stands that application still needs a bunch of features.
Back in August we reported on Nvidia releasing an update to their GeForce Experience which was mostly for preparation for a beta that was to begin soon to test some really interesting new features. Well that GeForce Experience Beta has begun, and the download for it is now available.
Twitch's first ever convention is drawing closer and closer each day and with that there is a lot of news coming out with what will be taking place during the event. Needless to say, there will be a lot going on. Luckily, if you are attending TwitchCon 2015, Twitch has an app to help you out. On top of that, the company has released an update for their Twitch app which bring a much requested feature to it: Push Notifications for Broadcasters.
The next installment into the Metal Gear Solid franchise will be released at the beginning of next month, and along with the game's release Konami will also be launching an official companion app as well. The app will be similar to the previously release Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes application in regards to features and what it will be able to do.
It looks like the live streaming platforms wars may be starting to heat up. Right now there is Twitch, the newly launched YouTube Gaming, MobCrush (currently in beta for iOS, coming to Android soon), and now there is Mirrativ from DeNA (beta on Android, coming soon to iOS). Mirrativ is now considered in open beta although there are certainly times that streaming is allowed right now. When it fully launched though, you will be able to stream whenever you want.
Yesterday we reported that YouTube Gaming would finally be going live today, directly competing against Twitch. Sure enough the platform has gone live and is now completely accessible as well as the official application for YouTube Gaming is now available for download.
Square Enix has plenty to announce during their press event at E3 2015 today, and while we feel a little burned right now with no Final Fantasy VII announced for Android, we will get over it. Instead we will play around with Square Enix's newly announced Final Fantasy Portal app when it becomes available soon.
Nvidia's GeForce Experience program for PC is not only a suite of tools for gamers to use when playing games on their PC, but also acts as a sort of bridge with the company's Shield Android devices as well. For example, you need GeForce Experience installed, as well as a compatible GeForce GPU, in order to use the GameStream feature with your Shield device.