More details about Binge, a new streaming service aimed at gamers, will be revealed as of E3 Forbes. The platform, which calls itself “the future of gaming entertainment,” will reportedly feature original content from popular gaming franchises and characters.
Instead of trying to compete with Twitch and other livestreaming platforms, binge The aim is to attract viewers who want “premium-level” series and shorts based on their favorite sports. The platform will be free and available for viewing on smartphones, gaming consoles, desktop computers and TVs.
Most companies looking to create content in the gaming space have tried to mimic the success of Twitch or install live content on other platforms such as social media. While some of the most popular games have been made into movies, “expanded universe” content based on the game world has historically been panned by fans. Binge aims to change this by partnering with developers and publishers to create high-quality series based on games both new and old.
Binge has already made some high-profile hires. It brought in Alan Ungar, who directed uncharted live action fan movie, as its Chief Content Officer. The company has reportedly reached out to other content creators and publishers to prepare for the launch of the platform in 2022.
Like other gaming platforms, the service plans to offer a “Squad Parties” feature, which will allow viewers to earn “meaningful” rewards for watching and watching content simultaneously. While some fans may be concerned about the quality of Binge’s content, the company reassured worried fans that its content “[respect] fans and sports that inspire them”.
Following its big reveal at E3, the company plans to share additional information “in the coming months.” Meanwhile, fans may soon become the Binge Founding Members who will be the first to know about the development of the new franchise and platform.