Soon, you may be able to broadcast your epic Candy Crush Saga skills to the entire world. How? Twitch, a popular platform for broadcasting console and PC gameplay, is working on a toolset to bring similar capability to mobile games. Fool contributor Tim Beyers explains the implications in the following video.
The announcement comes at an interesting time. Candy Crush maker King recently filed an S-1 that shows outrageous, but also hit-or-miss, growth. Twitch could help to smooth results as a marketing tool for mobile titles, introducing would-be players to gameplay mechanics through the eyes of early adopters.
Meanwhile, the market for mobile games is exploding. Newzoo, which last May pegged mobile gaming revenue at $12.3 billion, expects smartphone and tablet titles to account for 30% of all gaming revenue come 2016. NVIDIA's (NASDAQ:NVDA) Tegra K1 should help by bringing console-quality graphics rendering to mobile devices. Apple, too, could help move the industry by making good on rumors of Apple TV supporting games. Either way, there's a hunger for more and better mobile games. Expect Twitch to be among the many capitalizing on the shift, Tim says.
Now it's your turn to weigh in. Have you used Twitch? Do you play more console, PC, or mobile games? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.
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