A new report claims that the upcoming Twitch app update for Microsoft's Xbox One console will not only add the ability to stream live gameplay, but it will do so at a higher resolution and bitrate than the current version found on Sony's PlayStation 4 console.
A Reddit post from user "rotj" links to a stats page for the Xbox One Twitch app, which recorded information from the stream of Microsoft's own Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb. The stats show that the Xbox One Twitch update will stream live gameplay at a resolution of 1280x720 compared to 960x540 for the current PS4 version. In addition, the bitrate for the Xbox One is close to 2.7Mbps, compared to 1.7Mbps for the PS4. Both display at 30 FPS.
The Reddit post also says that the Twitch app will allow for Xbox One users to archive any gameplay video stream they create, something that the PS4 cannot do at the moment. People who broadcast game streams will be able to see viewer and chat stats without displaying those numbers to the public. It also won't broadcast audio from any group chats.
The Twitch app is scheduled to be updated on March 11th, the same day as the Xbox One version of the long awaited first person shooter Titanfall is to be released.
Source: Reddit | Image via Twitch