Twitch goes mobile, launching with Gameloft's Asphalt 8

The stream is live

Twitch goes mobile, launching with Gameloft's Asphalt 8

Underlining that video is the next big thing for mobile games, Twitch has announced the first title to integrate its newly announced game streaming SDK.

It's Gameloft's Asphalt 8.

The deal will see players of the iOS version of Asphalt 8 gaining the ability to live stream to the gaming community video platform.

Other features include the ability to stream using your device's forward-facing camera and microphone so viewers can gauge the your reaction.

Players will be able to archive their streams and share them over social media. They will also be able to interact via chat and discover other players' streams from within the game.

On the move

"Live broadcasting represents one of the most important shifts in the way people play games," said Matthew DiPietro, Twitch's veep of marketing, Twitch.

"Twitch has quickly found a home on consoles, so by partnering with Gameloft to launch the first streaming-enabled mobile game brings us one step closer to being everywhere that gamers are."

"This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share gameplay experiences like never before," added Gameloft's veep of publishing for the Americas, Baudouin Corman.

The functionality will go live on 20 March as part of an update to Asphalt 8, and will be backed by a 24-hour live streaming event on Twitch on 17 March on Gameloft's Twitch channel, starting 10am PT.

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