Mixer announced its shutdown and platform partners are being moved to Facebook Gaming. The unexpected news was announced today and the closure is happening in just a month; as of July 23, Mixer streamers will be redirected to Facebook Gaming.
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However, it seems that now they have the option to broadcast elsewhere. “Ninja, Shroud and other big streamers are now free to join Twitch or stream on Facebook Gaming,” reports The Verge.
Ninja's statement regarding the mixer
Ninja has not yet officially declared his plans:
“Finally, the success of Partners and streamers on the platform it depends on our ability to scale the platform for them as quickly and widely as possible, ”reads an email from Microsoft. “It was clear that the time needed to expand our own live streaming community was beyond measure with the vision and experiences that Microsoft and Xbox want to offer players now; so we decided to close the operations side of the platform and help the community transition to a new platform “.
Anyway, as for the viewers and subscribers of the Mixer:
“We encourage all viewers of the Mixer to spend their remaining embers and sparks to help support their favorite mixing partners and streamers. Mixing partners will receive a double payment for all their earnings in June - thus their support for Embers Sparks and as channel; Mixer Partner subscriptions will go even further during the remainder of this month, “says the Mixer blog post.
“Viewers with outstanding Ember balances; channel subscriptions or Mixer Pro subscriptions will receive credit on the Xbox Gift Card as thanks for their involvement in the platform ”.