Posted by cageymaru 11:48 AM (CST)
Monday February 27, 2017
Twitch has partnered with various video game publishers to sell games directly through the Twitch streaming service. For example your account through Ubisoft's UPLAY can be linked to your Twitch account. If your favorite streamer is streaming a Ubisoft game, then there will be a buy option at the top of the broadcast. The streamer would get 5% commission of the sale and the game would be added to the viewer's account automatically. No keys would be generated to keep abuse low.
It's worth noting that Riot and Valve are not included on this list, whose gamesآ—League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensiveآ—are among the most viewed on the streaming service. Whether or not this changes down the line remains to be seen.
Twitch's vice president of commerce Matt McCloskey adds: "Many of our streamers want to make a living doing what they love. To help them, we're enabling game developers to sell game content at the exact time and place their communities are gathered to watch, which in turn lets streamers earn money from games sold on their channels. To ensure everyone benefits, we're also rewarding fans that take part in the program with Twitch Crates."