Leading video streaming platform Twitch has been integrated into Jagex’s flagship MMO RuneScape.
Players are now able to live broadcast their gameplay sessions directly to Twitch using their established Twitch accounts. Chat functionality is also available.
Jagex marked the launch with a four-house livestream last night, which can be found at RuneScape’s Twitch channel.
This Twitch integration is one of Jagex’s many ventures into streaming, with a dedicated Twitch channel already established for upcoming title Transformers Universe.
"Live streaming in gaming is huge and Twitch has become the de facto channel for watching other players in RuneScape," said marketing director Neil McClarty.
"RuneScape is already one of the top most watched games on Twitch. Our hope is that this integration to Twitch will take our streaming to the next level and remove all barriers to players wanting to stream their gaming never knew how to."
Twitch’s director of business development added: "We’re always interested in supporting passionate gaming communities, and one of the best ways to do that is by enabling their games of choice with seamless broadcasting functionality. With this integration, we see even bigger things in the future for RuneScape on Twitch."