Ustream won’t be the only live streaming service available on PlayStation 4. Video game live streaming platform Twitch will also be available. By using the DualShock 4’s “Share” button, PlayStation 4 users will be able to live stream their gameplay sessions to their Twitch channel, no PlayStation Plus membership required.
“PlayStation has a long history of delivering some of the best gaming experiences in the industry and we’re excited to have Twitch available on a console as heavily anticipated as PS4,” Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said. “Through this partnership we are paving the way for every PS4 gamer to become both a broadcaster and an avid spectator of amazing content.”
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida added, “Social capabilities are an integral part of PS4, so Twitch will play an important role in delivering a compelling connected experience to PlayStation fans. Twitch’s gamer-focused community combined with our strong portfolio of innovative PS4 titles, will help define next generation gameplay and community engagement.”
PlayStation 4 will launch this holiday.