Game broadcasting service Twitch has announced an SDK that will allow developers of mobile games build in support for Twitch broadcasting. Twitch wants to bring as many of its broadcasting features to mobile as it can, including live streaming game video and audio, video capture with the front-facing camera, and audio capture using both the built-in as well as external microphones. Twitch hopes to have the same dominence over mobile game broadcasting that it currently enjoys with PC and console games, according to the press release:
“Our vision is to provide the Twitch community with the ability not only to view, but to broadcast live video game content wherever they are, whether they’re on the go or in the living room,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing, Twitch. “We’ve achieved that with our PC and console integrations, so the trifecta will soon be complete with our deep and concerted foray into mobile broadcasting.”
Broadcasting games has become very popular in with both PC and console gamers. Though no specific games were announced to be integrating the Twitch SDK, it's likely that we'll see more than a few popular titles support it. Will you be broadcasting your mobile gameplay over Twitch? Let us know in the comments below.