Twitch, a video game streaming service, on Monday announced bringing its video game streaming service to iOS devices starting with Gameloft’s Asphalt 8.
Until now, Twitch users could only stream games from their PCs and recently it was integrated into the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, but now users will be able to stream games from their mobile devices as well.
Twitch is adding this functionality in partnership with game developer Gameloft. Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne, which was released in 2013, is the first mobile title to include live Twitch streaming and will have the functionality added as part of an update to the app.
VP of publishing for the Americas at Gameloft, Baudouin Corman, said “This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share game play experiences like never before.”
“As one of our most popular games, Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile SDK.”
The integration will also allow gamers to stream their voice and image using the device’s front-facing camera. Players can also archive streams and share them on the web, or view streams from others directly within the app.
The new Twitch live streaming functionality will initially be optimised for iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Gameloft will be holding a 24-hour live stream sometime this week on its Twitch Channel to discuss the new features and streaming options.