6. Share button / livestreaming partnership with Twitch
In 2011, we saw the launch of the popular streaming service for video games known as Twitch.tv. Thousands of gamers flock to Twitch, and similar services, to either broadcast a game or to watch a game that they’re interested in. With Sony announcing a Share button for the Playstation 4, the ball is now in Microsoft’s court to either match or outdo the feature. With Sony only seeming to partner with UStream, speculation rose that Microsoft had something up their sleeves. It seems all but perfect for Microsoft to take to stage and announce that Twitch streaming capabilities will be built into the system, allowing developers to easily use the technology within their games.