If rumors are to be believed, Amazon has pulled the trigger sooner than Google, using $970 million to purchase the video game streaming service, Twitch.
It’s still due to go through government approval, but otherwise an agreement has been reached with both parties. Amazon’s head, Jeff Bezos is rather excited about the purchase and the expansion of his empire into the realm of video streaming:
“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month – from The International, to breaking the world record for Mario, to gaming conferences like E3. And, amazingly, Twitch is only three years old.”