Zowel Twitch als Amazon hebben het nieuws officieel gemaakt: Amazon heeft Twitch opgekocht voor 970 miljoen dollar. Daarmee is Twitch dus onderdeel geworden van Amazon.

“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month — from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And, amazingly, Twitch is only three years old,”

“Amazon and Twitch optimize for our customers first and are both believers in the future of gaming,” said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. “Being part of Amazon will let us do even more for our community. We will be able to create tools and services faster than we could have independently. This change will mean great things for our community, and will let us bring Twitch to even more people around the world.”

Wij zijn in ieder geval heel benieuwd wat de verandering op termijn voor ons gamers zal betekenen.