Game On: What Mixer's shutdown means for game streaming
A&E > Seven UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2020 On June 22, Microsoft announced it would be shutting down its Mixer streaming service and urged its audience to transition to Facebook Gaming. The news came suddenly, and Mixer "partners" - who make revenue from their streams by running intermittent commercials - were as blindsided as everyone else.
Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming
Microsoft is closing its Mixer service on July 22nd and plans to move existing partners over to Facebook Gaming. The surprise announcement means Mixer partners and streamers will be transitioned to Facebook Gaming starting today, and Microsoft will no longer operate Mixer as a service in a month's time.
Mixer shuts down today
As I write this, the top channel on Mixer right now is broadcasting a stream of Pokémon Yellow played by whoever's in chat - á la Twitch Plays Pokémon. It's titled "YouPlay presents: Mixer Doomsday party. Let's go one last time! (Day 19/19)," and there are 1,337 people watching.