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Spectators will be able to buy games and DLC via Microsoft's Mixer in the future

Spectators will be able to buy games and DLC via Microsoft's Mixer in the future

Microsoft has revealed a number of its future plans for its live streaming platform Mixer.

In a blog post on the Mixer website, the firm has reviewed its progress to date as well as outlining some milestones for the future.

The biggest milestone for Mixer was reaching 10m monthly active users on the platform, but says it has plans for future growth.

Expansion plans

The most exciting news is the revelation that viewers will be able to buy games and DLC directly from live streams with Mixer Direct Purchase. Streamers will take a slice of the money from this.

The organisation says that this will be available for all games on the Microsoft digital storefront, including 5,000-plus games on both Windows 10 and Xbox One with more content available in the future.

This programme is still being tested with no timeframe given for its rollout.

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.biz has the full story.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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