This article is about Xbox Console Dashboard that has been streamed on Twitch. It’s unknown at this time whether Sony will add new first-party exclusives to the service when it launches. President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan previously stated that putting new titles that cost hundreds of millions of dollars to develop in a subscription service was unsustainable. Since then, Microsoft has acquired Bethesda and is currently in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard. Both creators’ games will be added to the Xbox Game Pass, so Sony will have to find of ways to make Spartacus a more appealing alternative.
Spartacus is set to begin testing in the coming weeks, according to reports. According to GamesBeat, Microsoft may also announce the details of the subscription service in March.
This kind of tie-in was expected. The mixer was shut down by Microsoft over two years ago, leaving Xbox gamers without a fully integrated live-streaming option. The Twitch app filled the void, but it took a lot more steps to get live. This makes streaming on an Xbox more practical, and Microsoft may be able to compete with Sony’s relatively robust Twitch support on the PS4 and PS5.