August acquisition of the game-streaming site Beam now built directly into Windows.
Microsoft's Windows Creator Update event included a brief segment about the company's game-specific updates. That Wednesday segment kicked off with an announcement that Windows will now come with live, online game-streaming capabilities built in.
Microsoft earlier this year bought a small start-up company called Beam, and today they announced that starting early next year, their Windows 10 devices and of course Xbox One, will be breaking away from using Twitch in regard to 'Game-Streaming' and will be updated to have the 'Beam-Platform' integrated into Windows 10 and of course Xbox One consoles to handle all those 'streaming' needs of broadcasting your 'gameplay' or 'watching' it with your online buddies via their Xbox Live service.
Overall, it seems better than Twitch, but will it take off, and will users want to switch over to using an intergrated platform, that millions of others are NOT using, like the 50+ million PS4 owners, not to mention millions of PC Gamers using Valve's Steam.
NEWS SOURCE: Game streaming coming to Windows 10 (via) ArsTechnica