While a multitude of third-party apps and programs available for several different versions of Windows all easily allow just about anyone to capture and stream video game footage to just as many streaming services, Microsoft have decided it's time to bake the functionality into Windows 10. Only without including the biggest game network available thus far.
Likely thinking the addition will convince more people to finally upgrade, Redmond decided to use yesterday's product showcase to talk about how the Beam service will soon become tied to the Game DVR system already featured in the newest version of Windows.
Though Twitch or Youtube Gaming won't be viable streaming options for use with the new system, Beam promises far lower latency and a slightly different player/audience inclusion by the way of 'experience points'.
Speaking through Xbox Wire after the event, Microsoft commented further on the announcement: "By bringing Beam to Xbox, we’re creating more interactive gaming experiences for both the player and the viewer on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, allowing you to watch live game streams and give you the ability to interact in real time with broadcasters,"
It still isn't going to make Windows 10 the preferred gaming operating system for the masses, but you can't fault them for trying.