Mixer. Microsoft has changed the name “Beam” to Mixer”, and I just realised that a Prince joke is probably too obscure for millennials and now I feel old. On a Friday. This is not how I planned the start of my weekend. I was going to wear slippers and make myself a martini and maybe do some gardening and, omg, I am old. I should’ve realised that when I almost spent my bonus on a dishwasher.
Anyway, with its rebranding, Beam Mixer now also supports co-op streaming for up to four players, so that’s kind of a big deal. Other news features include a beta for the Mixer Create mobile streaming app, a new moderated content channel, and a new Mixer page on the Xbox One dashboard for your convenience.
“While the service will operate under a new name, the core experience remains unchanged,” Microsoft explains in the press stuff. “Gamers will still be able to interact with streamers and play together in real-time, as opposed to the traditional 10-20 second latency commonly seen on other platforms.”
The company has also announced that Xbox will be broadcasting its E3 briefing in UHD, with a special edition Mixer 4K broadcast for both of you who can afford that sort of thing.