Popular game streaming service Twitch seems to have a lot of high profile suitors. For the past few months now it has been reported that Google is interested in purchasing the service. Last one it was even reported that the Mountain View giant had picked it up for $1 billion however there has been no official confirmation of a sale to this day. Perhaps things haven’t been finalized between Google and Twitch, this might have opened up the door for Amazon which is now reportedly in final stages of talks for an acquisition.
The Information cites a source “close to the transaction,” claiming that talks between Amazon and Twitch are in a late-stage. The online retail giant is reportedly interested in buying the largest video game streaming service on the planet.
Think of Twitch as a service that’s similar to YouTube but its focus is entirely on live gaming. Gamers from around the world can easily create their channels and share live gameplay with viewers from all around the world. At the end of last year Twitch had over 45 million users who watched a 100 minutes of video every day on average.
The report does say how much Amazon is going to pay for Twitch, but if Google’s $1 billion figure is correct, then it would have certainly offered a much sweeter deal. As of now there has been no confirmation or denial of the talks by both Amazon and Twitch.