When the feature launches, it will allow them to sell their games from their channel pages, right where their community is gathered.
After making their purchase, consumers will then be able to download titles through the Twitch desktop app or existing publisher-operated services like U-play.
"Any purchase over $4.99 will earn you a Twitch Crate, a digital loot box with a special reward like a game-specific emote, a chat badge, or some Bits". So far, Ubisoft, Telltale Games, Digital Extremes, Hi-Rez Studios, tinyBuild, Paradox Interactive, Trion Worlds and Vlambeer are confirmed to participate in this initiative. Video game fans have flocked to Twitch to stream, share, and watch gameplay on a regular basis, however, the platform will soon be selling video games as well. Amazon - which is one of the biggest sellers of physical console games - purchased Twitch in 2014.
The Amazon-owned company has confirmed that games will go on sale this spring and has lined up an array of triple A developers and indie publishers. Revenue from these sales will also be split between the developer, Twitch and the streamer whose page you hit purchase on.More news: Uber Denies Google Waymo's Accusation Of Trade Secrets Theft
Twitch has an audience of million of gamers, and now developers can sell games to those people directly through the video site. Games will come in English first, with prices in USA dollars, before with localized versions appear later this year.
Twitch is adding an e-commerce element to its game streaming platform. How do you guys feel about Twitch selling games directly now? On the other hand, the button will also appear in the streams of those who are not part of the program, so the main difference will be that they will not get their commission.
"Viewers have always used Twitch as a way to "demo" games before they buy", said the company. The list is also missing the developers of other top-streamed games, such as "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" developer Valve Software.
The program and new buy button will launch soon on Twitch. Purchases are processed through Amazon, with USA currency only at launch.