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Sony adds live broadcasting to videogame play

Published on Nov 3, 2012 6:09 AM
 
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) on Friday announced an alliance with Twitch to let gamers broadcast online play live for others to watch. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) on Friday announced an alliance with Twitch to let gamers broadcast online play live for others to watch.

The feature will make its debut in massively multiplayer online first-person shooter computer game PlanetSide 2 which will launch in North America and Europe on November 20.

The free-to-play title lets thousands of online players simultaneously engage in virtual combat on an alien planet. Beta testing of the ability to live stream gameplay using Twitch was set to be expanded this weekend.

"We believe very strongly in providing deeper social and emergent gameplay experiences," said SOE president John Smedley.

 
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