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Asphalt 8 is first mobile game to allow fans to livestream

Christopher Dring
Asphalt 8 is first mobile game to allow fans to livestream

Another week, another story of Twitch doing something pretty cool.

The video streaming giant has teamed up with mobile developer Gameloft to allow gamers to livestream footage from new iOS game Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Twitch says it is the first time this has happened and is being promoted via a livestream event at GDC in San Francisco today.

It’s been a good month for Twitch. The platform enjoyed its biggest PR event to-date with Twitch Plays Pokémon, and last week was integrated into Xbox One in time for the launch of Titanfall.

"This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share game play experiences like never before," said US VP of publishing Baudouin Corman.

"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."

Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing, Twitch said: “Live broadcasting represents one of the most important shifts in the way people play games.

“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. Also, being integrated into Asphalt 8: Airborne, one of the highest rated mobile games, should ensure it resonates with our community.”

 

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Tags: gameloft , Twitch , Asphalt 8

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