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Extraordinary! How wonderful it is to find that the company, Twitch is considering bringing its Twitch application to the dedicated handheld front. Having both the PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo 3DS was bound to happen knowing the amount of units out in the wild, but how it’ll be utilized that best suits each device is another story. According to the Twitch COO, Kevin Lin, explained that if their application is created it would be for viewing content only. This will be disappointing for those who would like to do live broadcasting but considering how much more taxing that would be on CPU, and the only quality both the PSV and 3DS, it’s understandable why such a function won’t be implemented.
“Twitch’s horizons don’t end with PC and home console. The company has recently moved into mobile and is looking at the Vita and 3DS as well. “On mobile we just released our first in-game integration, with Asphalt 8 from Gameloft. For now, we’re going to be doing that game by game. Handhelds. That’s something we’d love to do. On handhelds it’s more of a server/CPU concern, but we definitely want to do it. We want to build viewing apps, that’s much less CPU intensive than broadcasting.”
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