Twitch to Launch Dev Tools for Video Sharing and Creation

Twitch announced today that it is launching a new open development kit, which will enable studios to add video sharing and creation tools to their games.

Twitch CEO, Emmett Shear, said “Much of the appeal of live video game broadcasting is like the appeal of traditional sports broadcasting.”

Shear added, “Spectators and players love to watch and re-watch the very best moments, but having access to deep statistics about the game makes it all the better. With our new SDK, developers will be able to share events and statistics about what’s going on in the game alongside the video itself. All kinds of things will be available, from what map a broadcasted game was on to a running total of the number of bricks ever placed. There’s huge room for creativity here from both developers and players.”

In addition, developer Relic Entertainment announced that these new tools will be integrated into the upcoming PC strategy game, Company of Heroes 2.

Relic Producer, Greg Wilson, said “Our community has been asking for better video tools and we are delighted to be able to deliver them with the integration of Twitch into Company of Heroes 2. We are able to offer exciting new features like post-match highlight videos, direct game capture and much more.”

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