09 July 2020
Microsoft has announced that it will shut down the Mixer game streaming service on July 22nd. It means the service will be live for only one more month after which all Mixer sites will redirect to Facebook Gaming. This is because Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook's game streaming service in a new attempt to achieve its goals.
While explaining the reasons behind the decision, Microsoft said:
"Ultimately, the success of Partners and streamers on Mixer is dependent on our ability to scale the platform for them as quickly and broadly as possible. It became clear that the time needed to grow our own livestreaming community to scale was out of measure 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 community transition to a new platform."
The team is recommending Mixer content creators to transition to Facebook Gaming but eventually, they are free to stream and product content for any platform of their choice. All Mixer Partners will automatically receive partner status on Facebook Gaming which is reserved for influential creators. It further says Facebook will try to match all Mixer Partner agreements as close as possible and details about the same will be conveyed to partners.
As for those who used to view Mixer streams, they will simply need to connect their Mixer accounts with Facebook Gaming. This will automatically show them all Mixer channels that are also available on the platform. It will make it a lot easier and faster for them to follow their preferred channels. There are a lot more things on as part of the transition which can be checked by visiting the official blog post linked below.