Sony has swung wide, but landed a hit with its announcement of an actual partnership with Twitch for the PS4. It was previously revealed back in February that PS4 and Ustream seemed to be the union for live streaming for the new Sony platform, and that Microsoft had Twitch for the Xbox One. However it seems that Twitch has squeezed itself into the PS4 as announced at the Sony Gamescom 2013 press conference. As I stated in a comparison between these two live stream systems Twitch has always been for games and more games when Ustream is more variety (they even streamed the 2013 Geekies in which AGtM was nominated). Xbox One had an advantage when it came to live streaming, but now PS4 has both, so that advantage is very much gone and it appears the PS4 has taken it.
Overall, though, this news does make me quite happy, because I do PC gaming live streaming via Twitch. I have never once used Ustream for it and only have watched a couple things on Ustream ever. To be honest I sometimes forget Ustream exists because that’s how little of an affect it has on the video game community with Twitch around. So, for those picking the Sony side in the next generation war they will absolutely have a better experience in their live streaming and sharing, since their stuff will be going to a much better community for video games. I am curious to know if this partnership was in the works already or if it happened afterwards, but I’m sure we will never know the answer to that.