Microsoft had gotten livestream service Beam back in August 2016, this was later on renamed to Mixer in 2017.

It has actually simply been a short while given that Microsoft launched its very own streaming service called Mixer. Microsoft had obtained livestream service Beam back in August 2016. This was later relabelled to Mixer in 2017 and was promoted to be the streaming service that would go head to head with a giant like Twitch. But it seems Microsoft’s plans did not pertain to fruition because it has actually just announced that Mixer is being closed down. Microsoft announced that the service is being closed from July 22. Likewise Read – Shroud lastly puts the Valorant vs CSGO dispute to rest

With this announcement Microsoft also revealed it’s partnership with Facebook Gaming. That is where it intends to take its banners. Facebook in its own blog site revealed, “Following Microsoft’s choice to close the operations side of Mixer, we have actually partnered to give the Mixer community the choice to transition to Facebook Gaming.” The blog adds, “After onboarding, Mixer Partners will be approved partner status with Facebook Gaming, and we’ll match partner agreements as closely as possible. We want to maintain as much consistency as we can for Mixer Partners throughout this modification, and we’ll do everything we can to make the transition as simple as possible for those who choose to make the switch.” Likewise Read – Here’s why Shroud prefers PUBG over Peak Legends

Fate of banner

What actually hangs in the balance are the high profile banners like Ninja and Shroud who were acquired by Microsoft to stream on the service. Their fate currently doubts and Ninja and Shroud have both validated that they are weighing their alternatives. Ninja composed on Twitter, “I love my community and what we built together on Mixer. I have some decisions to make and will be considering you all as I make them.” While Shroud wrote, “I value the Mixer neighborhood and everything I have actually been able to do on the platform. I love you men and am finding out my next steps.”

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When it comes to the group at Mixer, they wrote in a blog site, “It became clear that the time required to grow our own livestreaming community to scale ran out step with the vision and experiences that Microsoft and Xbox want to deliver for gamers now, so we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer and help the neighborhood transition to a new platform.”

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