Twitch and Gameloft bringing live mobile gameplay streaming to Asphalt 8

By , Mar 17, 2014

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Kicking off the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Twitch and Gameloft have announced that they are teaming up to provide the first ever mobile streaming game experience. To start with, they two say they’ve integrated Twitch into Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Once the feature goes live, gamers will be given the ability to stream their gameplay to a Twitch channel. Additionally, they’ll also be able to stream their voice and image using their iOS device’s microphone and front-facing camera, and monitor chat from their stream followers…

“This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share game play experiences like never before,” said Gameloft’s Baudouin Corman in the company’s press release. “As one of our most popular games, Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile SDK, and we can’t wait to see the excitement it brings to our users.”

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Gameloft will be demonstrating Asphalt 8′s new broadcasting capabilities this week with a 24-hour live stream event on its Twitch channel. The demo will feature a walk-through of all the streaming options, interviews with the development team, giveaways and a Q&A session.

The new Twitch feature will be available in an upcoming update for Asphalt 8, which will also add new events, new cars, and a new UI section. It’s worth noting, however, that the video streaming functionality is only optimized for the iPhone 5s, the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini.

There’s no word yet on if Twitch and Gameloft have plans to bring live streaming to other mobile titles.

You can download Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne, for both the iPhone and iPad, from the App Store for free.

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  • David Gitman

    Damn, I am so happy that I upgraded my old iPhone 4 into a 5S :)

  • jocastro

    in my opinion, this service should just be for consoles and computers only, honestly who would want to see broadcasts of ios gameplay?

    • judge2020

      Have you ever TRiED to stream an ios game before? Even channels with 5-20k followers will only get up to 40 just because it’s a mobile game. 61 is pretty good especially because asphalt 8 isn’t too popular.

      There are also many other unique games that people would like to see played on ios games. MCPE would be great, especially with a multiplayer app for it. Someone could also be getting a high score in PvZ2 endless mode or even flappy bird hundreds.

  • Joseph

    This feature feels like it’s be extremely useless. Streaming is generally for when you’re doing something unique you want your viewers to see (Minecraft, for example, is very good for this since every experience is at least slightly different), or for competitive events (DOTA 2 and such). It doesn’t feel like a good idea to add streaming to iOS when a plethora of games on it aren’t games with that kind of customization, such as modding, or a competitive community. I mean, some people might enjoy watching Asphalt 8 get streamed, sure, but it’ll be pretty much the same no matter what channel you go to.

    • judge2020

      I agree. Defiantly need other games to get streaming because asphalt 8 is the same every stream. Also this potentially could slow down your device or gameplay while running (more for people that don’t close their apps)

  • onebyone_

    Would be awesome if GAMELOFT implement voice chat in the upcoming MODERN COMBAT 5. so you can play it from your iPhone, iPod or iPad with your earpods talking with your friends in-game. Actually I do over facetime-audio while I playing MC4 ( but only with one friend :/ ).

    • judge2020

      Has nothing to do with twitch…

      • onebyone_

        fixed.

  • judge2020

    Glad it’s only for the A7 devices because anything lower would most likely lag the game and make the stream jump around.