For all the gamers out there who want to become better, for all the professional gamers who want to see what others are capable of, or want to spend quality time with their fellow gamers, Microsoft and Beam have an appealing offer: on August 11 Microsoft announced the acquisition of Beam, an interactive live streaming service, which will allow you to do all of that and much more.
Beam is a live streaming service, which competes on the market with important names, such as YouTube or Twitch, which are already very famous and popular. These platforms allow you to watch live videos of your favorite streamers, who can be playing video games, or broadcasting a live event, such as a concert or a sports competition. In order to stand out from the crowd, Beam comes up with something new: the viewers can interfere in the game.
YouTube and Twitch have a comment section, which allows viewers and streamers to keep in touch. Beam takes online communication one step further, by giving viewers the possibility of providing the streamer with tools in a game or of increasing the difficulty of the level for the streamer. This new feature makes Beam an interactive live streaming service, which will make users grow very fond of it.
Another advantage of Beam is that the streaming quality is high, as there is little or no delay at all regarding the streamer’s transmission and what people can actually see on their screens.
The developers of this new interactive live streaming service are from Seattle, and they started their project early at the beginning of this year, in January 2016.
Microsoft suggests that one of their first projects using lives training service Beam will be concerned with Minecraft. Developers still work on how to fuse Microsoft and Bean technology, such that users can enjoy one of the best experiences as streamers or viewers.
Chad Gibson said on behalf of Microsoft’s Xbox Live division:
“We at Xbox are excited about this convergence between playing and watching, and want to provide gamers with the freedom and choice to have great multiplayer experiences across all of Beam’s platforms. This acquisition will help gamers enjoy the games they want, with the people they want, and on the devices they want.”
Both Microsoft and Beam hope to live up to people’s expectations.
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