By Sahil Patel
Considering its a live-streaming video platform dedicated to gamers, it’s no surprise that Twitch has robust coverage plans for this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. (It also helps that the company is an official “live-streaming” partner for the industry event, which begins on June 16.)
But in addition to live-streaming press conferences and game demos, Twitch has added a new wrinkle for its coverage of E3 this year: “co-streaming.” This year, users will be able to stream any E3 coverage airing on the flagship Twitch channel on their own channels, thereby allowing them to add their own commentary on the news.
Twitch’s E3 coverage plans include broadcasting all of the press conferences as well as serving as the exclusive broadcasting partner for the PC Gaming Show. The company said it’s also inviting more than 30 publishers and developers to showcase games on the Twitch stage, including 2K, Activision, Blizzard, Disney Interactive, EA, Konami, Microsoft, Nintendo, PlayStation, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Content from the Twitch stage will be hosted by Jon Carnage, Marcus “DJWheat” Graham, and Jordan “Soma” Tayer. The trio will be joined by several gamers who will serve as guest hosts, including MANvsGAME, Ezekiel_III, Swiftor, Seltzer, Anna Prosser, and djminiWHEAT.
All of that content will be in English, but for its international users, Twitch said it has invited popular “partnered” channels from several countries to do regionalized broadcasts from the Twitch booth.
This is the second year Twitch is the official live-streaming partner of E3. The deal runs for three years.