Just like the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One is expected to feature live streaming of games where gamers can tune in to watch other games play games, do live commentary, and so on. While the PlayStation 4’s streaming is up and running, Microsoft’s service still remains MIA and did not manage to make it to the Xbox One’s release, and the bad news for gamers looking forward to that particular feature is that you guys might have to wait for a few more months until Microsoft decides that it is good to go. This is according to a tweet from Twitch TV themselves who wrote, “Xbox One Direct Broadcasting: There is no ETA at this time from Microsoft. Expect a few more months. If we know sooner, we’ll update.”
The integration with Twitch TV was announced during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 2013, which was more than half a year ago, so we have to wonder why it is taking them so long. While not officially confirmed by Microsoft or Twitch TV, some have speculated that the reason why Microsoft is taking so long is because they might be trying to figure out a way to prevent unsavory materials to be streamed live, which is what happened with Sony’s streaming service where people took advantage of the live stream to broadcast adult videos, causing Sony to remove Twitch support for The Playroom augmented reality demo. However this is only speculation but either way if video streams are what you are after on the Xbox One, you could be in for a wait.