Xbox One owners are going to have to wait until sometime next year to get their hands on one of their console’s most innovative features. Microsoft’s newly-launched Xbox One will … eventually … let gamers stream their gameplay to e-sports site Twitch.TV, so they can show the whole world how great they are at playing Dead Rising 3. This feature was supposed to be available at launch, but was delayed until early 2014. The Xbox One’s main rival, Sony’s PlayStation 4, launched with Twitch streaming, as well as the option to stream to Usteam. With both consoles off to a hot start – each having sold over 1 million units in their first 24 hours – it could come down to the smallest factors to determine which company “wins” this holiday season. The ability to stream gameplay to the world at large has been one of the PlayStation 4’s most unexpected pleasant surprises. Will this delay give the edge to Sony this holiday season? We’ll have to wait to find out.
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