In a noteworthy move towards his ambitious vision of turning X (formerly Twitter) into an all-encompassing “everything app,” tech titan Elon Musk recently conducted a captivating test of video game streaming on the platform. During a 50-minute live stream, Musk indulged in the immersive world of the action role-playing game Diablo 4 (anticipated to be available on Steam in the near future).
Despite being in the nascent stages of development, Musk’s demonstration was both promising and illuminating. He underscored the fundamental objectives of this endeavor, emphasizing the importance of ensuring impeccable audio quality, a visually pleasing and stable video feed devoid of flickering, and seamless comment functionality.
As the live stream came to its conclusion, Musk generously shared more insights into X’s overarching ambitions. He unveiled plans to integrate streaming capabilities for popular gaming consoles like Xbox and PS5, all while maintaining a pragmatic perspective. Musk said, “We will add in streaming for Xbox and PS5. You know we’re not trying to do everything better than every other app, but we wanna say that, okay, if you wanna do something within the X system or the X platform, you can do it if you want,” he said, adding, “I think the very specialist apps are still gonna be probably better than us in a lot of ways, but you know, I think we can be the best generalist app. There’s some value to being a generalist app for, I guess, discovery and for interacting with the largest number of people in the world.”
The live stream achieved remarkable traction, amassing a staggering 32 million views and receiving over 9,000 retweets at the time of this update. However, it’s worth noting that no specific mention was made regarding potential subscription models or payment options, leaving some intriguing questions for the future of X.
Stay tuned for further developments on this front as X, under Elon Musk’s visionary leadership, continues to evolve into a multifaceted platform that promises to redefine the digital landscape by uniting diverse functionalities under one umbrella, all while engaging with a vast and diverse user base. The journey toward becoming the ultimate “everything app” is unfolding, and the world is watching with keen interest as X takes each bold step forward.