Microsoft announced today that they are acquiring Beam interactive live streaming service. Beam is a live streaming service that gives viewers the ability to watch and play along with their favorite game streamers in real-time. Beam offers watch-and-chat experience directly into a streamer’s gameplay and live broadcast.
We at Xbox are excited about this convergence between playing and watching, and want to provide gamers with the freedom and choice to have great multiplayer experiences across all of Beam’s platforms. This acquisition will help gamers enjoy the games they want, with the people they want, and on the devices they want.