As you may be aware the retail giant Amazon owns the streaming giant Twitch, so it is no surprise that you will soon get a”buy” button in which you can purchase the game which is streaming from Amazon. You will also be able to buy DLC and add-on content.
“We want to grow Twitch as a social video network,” said Matt McCloskey, vice president of commerce at Twitch. “Providing commerce opportunities for businesses, whether as streamers or developers, drives growth.”
Tom Clancy’s The Division and Telltale Games’ Batman series will be among the first to get the button later this spring. You may be wondering what’s in it for the streamers, well the publisher will get 70% of the price, Amazon get 25% and the remaining 5% will be paid to the streamer. That means streamers will get around £2 for every new release game sold on Amazon for £40.