Huya Inc. has agreed to buy DouYu International Holdings Ltd. in a deal expected to close in the first half of 2021. The resulting business will become China’s biggest game-streaming company worth over $11 billion.
Apple said it won’t allow cloud services like xCloud and Google Stadia on its devices. Nvidia’s GeForce Now will also be limited to Android.
Since at least March, Tencent has been testing a live-streaming platform in the U.S. The new service is called Trovo Live, and, according to Bloomberg, it “closely resembles Twitch in its appearance and functionality.”
Microsoft is shutting down its streaming platform Mixer on July 22. Starting today, the company is beginning to move Mixer partners and streamers to Facebook Gaming.
The exclusive livestreaming deal between YouTube and Activision Blizzard, which was announced last month, is valued at $160 million.
Stadia came out 70 days ago. Google has kept complete radio silence for 40 of them. No new game announcements, let alone releases, feature updates, or community updates.
NetEase joins Tencent on track to bring cloud gaming to China. The company started an open beta test of its streaming platform called NetEase Cloud Games.
Three senior Assassin’s Creed developers left Ubisoft to work at Jade Raymond’s Stadia Games and Entertainment studio.
To stream on Steam or not to stream? That is the question posed on Twitter by Mike Rose of No More Robots.