Yesterday, we reported that Mixer is now being shut down and it’ll redirect its audience to Facebook Gaming. The move was made by Microsoft, who owns Mixer. Microsoft made a deal with Facebook Gaming, because their own platform was unable to achieve its goal. According to the Xbox Boss Phil Spencer, Mixer failed to draw enough viewers, which they needed to compete with Twitch and YouTube.
“We started pretty far behind, in terms of where Mixer’s monthly active viewers were compared to some of the big players out there,” Spencer told The Verge.
Well, people wondered if the service will totally become Facebook Gaming or not. Well, it seems that the service “won’t just become Facebook Gaming on Console”. This sounds confusing but that’s how it is. In a Reddit post, Xbox’s Larry Major Nelson Hyrb said that mixer won’t just change to Facebook Gaming on Console.
“If you are asking if the current Mixer integration in the dashboard is just going to become Facebook Gaming. The answer is no.”
Xbox Boss Phil Spencer said that they want to give streamers a choice of where they want to stream.
Lastly, Mixer has also requested its viewers to keep supporting their favorite streamer until the switch is done. They are also going to provide double-payments for all of their earnings in the month o June.
“We encourage all Mixer viewers to spend their remaining Embers and Sparks to help support your favorite Mixer Partners and streamers. Mixer Partners will receive double-payment for all of their earnings in the month of June—so your support of Embers, Sparks and channel subscriptions for Mixer Partners will go even further during the rest of this month,” says the post on Mixer’s blog.