Goodbye Mixer, Hello Facebook Gaming

Goodbye Mixer, Hello Facebook Gaming

Goodbye Mixer, Hello Facebook Gaming

Mixer is a streaming platform like Twitch. Or like Facebook Gaming.

Jason is partnered with Mixer.

Well… he is until July 22, 2020.

On that date, Mixer is shutting down. Like going off line for good.

Announced as a surprise, Mixer has chosen to partner with Facebook Gaming to help “relocate” current partners. In their statement, Mixer states, “to better serve our community’s needs, we’re teaming up with Facebook to enable the Mixer community to transition to Facebook Gaming.”

Starting on July 22, all Mixer sites and apps will redirect users to Facebook Gaming. “It became clear that the time needed to grow our own live-streaming community to scale was out of measure with the vision and experiences we want to deliver to gamers now, so we’ve decided to close the operations side of Mixer and help the community transition to a new platform.”

In reality though, Mixer streamers may opt to move to Youtube, Twitch, or DLive instead depending on their streaming needs. While the world will likely focus on the fact that streaming stars – like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Cory “King Gothalion” Michael, and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek – can now go back to Twitch, this change impacts thousands of streamers. They have built brands and a business that may or may not make the transition to another platform.

It is an emotional time for the Mixer community and its wonderful run in unfortunately coming to and end.

Sources:

The Next Step for Mixer

Bringing More Players Into Our Gaming Vision

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