March 17, 2014
Earlier this month, Twitch announced the release of its mobile software development kit (SDK), allowing developers to add Twitch live streaming and integration right into their iOS games. Now, the world’s largest video platform and community for gamers has announced the first ever mobile game to offer its live broadcasting features. And it's none other than Asphalt 8: Airborne for iOS. In an upcoming update, the popular gravity-defying racing game developed by Gameloft is set to gain other interactive features supported by the SDK, according to Twitch:
Beyond broadcasting gameplay to the player’s Twitch channel, Asphalt 8: Airborne’s Twitch integration unlocks the door to a host of interactive functions. These include the ability to stream your voice and image using your iOS device’s microphone and front-facing camera, and to monitor chat from people viewing your stream. Players can also archive their streams and share them over social media or discover streams from other Asphalt 8 players from within the app.Asphalt 8: Airborne will also feature an embedded portion of Twitch's official iOS app, TwitchTV, which has just been updated to version 3.0 with a number of enhancements. Gameloft will host a 24-hour live stream event later today on its official Twitch channel to showcase the new Twitch-enabled version of Asphalt 8: Airborne. The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. PDT. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, Asphalt 8: Airborne is available in the App Store for free. It was last updated last January with new cars, daily bonuses, and win streak perks.
Asphalt 8: Airborne