Earlier this month game broadcasting site Twitch announced it was putting out development tools to enable broadcasting directly from mobile devices. Now the first game to take advantage of mobile broadcasting has been announced. Gameloft's gravity defying racer Asphalt 8: Airborne will be the first to use mobile broadcasting and to kick it off the developer is beginning a 24-hour stream starting today.
"This first-ever mobile game integration with Twitch opens the door for gamers to broadcast and share game play experiences like never before," said Baudouin Corman, VP of Publishing for the Americas, Gameloft. "As one of our most popular games, Asphalt 8: Airborne made perfect sense to integrate the Twitch mobile..."
“Twitch has quickly found a home on consoles,” says Matthew DiPietro, vice president of marketing at Twitch, “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, being integrated into Asphalt 8: Airborne, one of the highest rated mobile games, should ensure it resonates with our community.”
Twitch broadcasting is currently optimized for the iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display. Asphalt 8: Airborne dropped earlier in 2013 and will get an update of events and new cars when the Twitch update goes live later today.
The 24-hour gaming livestream with walkthroughs and giveaways begins later today here. Check back for updates on exact times and schedules..