Twitch TV has seen a massive rise in popularity among console gamers, largely due to easy access within both the PS4 and Xbox One‘s UI. YouTube has been interested in live streaming for a while now, but reports indicate that the Google-owned giant is closing in on a deal that would have them purchasing Twitch for a massive $1 billion.
As someone who writes for a website that relies on Twitch to deliver quality live streams of new and current games, I’m now concerned that YouTube’s constant policy and functionality changes will eventually bleed in to the Twitch service and dull the experience. Nothing is finalized at this point, so we’ll have to wait and see whether YouTube plans to merge the Twitch service in to YouTube, or just keep it as-is and leave well enough alone.
Either way, the purchasing of Twitch by YouTube is huge news, but whether or not it’s good or bad news will be up for debate until we receive concrete details.
How do you feel about the potential Twitch purchase?
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