Integrated Twitch.tv support is becoming an increasingly common thing amongst most eSports games, especially competitive shooters. Call of Duty was one of the first and biggest brands to announce their Twitch.tv support and now Red 5 Studios is following behind with their announcement of integrated Twitch.tv support as well.
The next step in the Founders Reward Program is full support and integration with Twitch.tv. I've yet to find a good use for that service but I admit that I have wasted more than enough hours watching games I eventually buy when they first release and grab an idea of what the first hour or so of gameplay is like by watching the live streams.
This should prove to be a rather auspicious feature for FireFall, as players who want to dip into the playing habits of pro-gamers or learn more about the actual gameplay while talking/chatting to a veteran of the game can get a lot of helpful info before they actually make the plunge themselves.
Live game streaming really has blossomed in popularity throughout the past two years and I doubt it'll be slowing down anytime soon.
James Macauley, Vice President of Development, Red 5 Studios commented in the press release, saying...
“Livestreams are all about interaction, so launching Twitch integration is a fitting ‘Thank You’ to our awesome community for helping us reach this milestone,” “We’re putting our hearts into Firefall and their continuing support is what keeps us going.”
FireFall itself is a first or third-person free-to-play shooter RPG. It takes place in a massive open world and prompts players to discover, explore and quest about in a sci-fi theme park setting.
Those of you who would like to get in on the action can do so by registering for the beta right now by visiting the Official Website.