Following the announcement of Twitch streaming coming to mobile games, Gameloft has announced the inclusion of this video streaming technology in its Asphalt 8: Airborne (our review). The popular racing game has been downloaded over 48 million times, and sees players racing against AI opponents or other real-world gamers. It will be the first mobile game to feature Twitch’s video streaming functionality.
Thanks to this Twitch integration, racing fans will be able to stream their mobile gameplay to their personal Twitch channels. In addition, gamers have the option to stream their voice and image via the iOS device’s microphone and front-facing camera. The feature is currently supported on iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina.
Once gameplay has been shared to Twitch, the site archives this footage for later viewing and sharing. Gamers can also discover other streamed Asphalt 8: Airborne content from within the app.
“Live broadcasting represents one of the most important shifts in the way people play games,” said Matthew DiPietro, VP of Marketing at Twitch. “Twitch has quickly found a home on consoles, so by partnering with Gameloft to launch the first streaming-enabled mobile game brings us one step closer to being everywhere that gamers are. Also, by being integrated into Asphalt 8: Airborne, one of the highest rated mobile games, should ensure it resonates with our community.”
In addition to this Twitch integration, Asphalt 8: Airborne’s newest update will include new events, cars, a new area and a new user interface. The update will launch soon on iOS.
“This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share game play experiences like never before,” added Baudouin Corman, VP of Publishing for the Americas at Gameloft. “As one of our most popular games,Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile SDK, and we can’t wait to see the excitement it brings to our users.”