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Minecraft to introduce Twitch streaming for PC and Mac

Broadcast gameplay direct to Twitch 'soon'

Minecraft will soon offer direct streaming via Twitch for PC and Mac, a Twitch spokesperson has confirmed.

Speaking at Minecon 2013 at the weekend, Twitch Marketing Vice President Matthew DiPietro confirmed the functionality will be introduced 'soon'.


"Minecraft has struck a very powerful chord with the Twitch community," DiPietro said.

"Its constantly escalating popularity illustrates that people love to watch video games outside of the headline grabbing eSports titles. Expect a watershed moment for both players and spectators once the ability to easily broadcast gameplay directly to Twitch goes live."

This means Twitch streaming will be available to Minecraft across several non-mobile platforms, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One offering built-in Twitch compatibility.

The news will see Minecraft join the likes of Trackmania 2 in the list of titles that natively support Twitch streaming.

As of September, Minecraft had sold over 12 million copies for PC alone. Lifetime sales were reported to be over 33 million copies.

Minecraft will be available for PS4 at launch. It's a 'launch window' title for Xbox One.