Twitchizon? Amaitch? Twitch has been Acquired by Amazon.
In the deal that nobody saw coming, Twitch was acquired by Amazon.com today for a sum reported to be around $1B. What does this mean for the gaming community going forward? Time will tell. If they integrate such fantastic things as their Prime service into a video game streaming website, things can get real crazy real fast. And will Bezos light a fire under the heels of the Twitch team and finally get long-standing issues like chat ironed out? Will Twitch raise the maximum bitrate allowed (currently 3500kbps) now that they have the power of Amazon’s huge server farms?
Here is the open letter from Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch:
Right now nothing not much is known, but we are excited to see what changes may come. The Spawn Point Blog will keep you updated and keep on streaming. Come play with us!
Cicero AKA StubbyStan: http://www.twitch.tv/spawnonme