In a stunning turn of events, Microsoft has announced (through an interview given to The Verge) that it is shutting down Mixer effective over the course of the next month, and will be transitioning the streamers and viewers it has to Facebook Gaming starting immediately.
This marks a tremendous change in course for the multinational big tech giant, but why did it make the choice? And with no reference to cash changing hands, just what is Microsoft getting out of all of this anyway.
Gaming moves at the speed of law...in Virtual Legality.
#Mixer #FacebookGaming #Twitch
Discussed in this episode:
"Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming"
The Verge - June 22, 2020 - Tom Warren
"Mixing It Up!"
Penny Arcade - July 12, 2019 - Gabe
"Ninja reportedly got paid between $20 million and $30 million by Microsoft to leave Amazon's Twitch streaming service"
Business Insider - January 27, 2020 - Ben Gilbert
"Ninja, Shroud, and other top Mixer streamers are now free to stream on Twitch again"
The Verge - June 22, 2020 - Bijan Stephen
"Twitch vows to improve safety as several streamers are accused of abuse"
Engadget - Marc DeAngelis - June 22, 2020
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