Shadow’s Community is very important to them, and they are preparing to roll out some new Community-focused features. They’ll range from Party’s to capturing gameplay. Continue reading to learn what to expect in the near future.
The company behind Shadow, has recently announced their Hive community! In a video released yesterday they revealed the new program that current Shadow users can now apply to be granted access to. My initial impression of Hive is it appears to be a mix between Parsec’s Party Finder with a bit of Mixer.
At this time we don’t know a lot of details about the full features of this new community. Hive will allow you to create parties for your favorite games, and watch gameplay in real-time! It will even grant your friends the ability to take control of the game. This could allow you to play local multiplayer games over the internet similar to a popular feature of Parsec.
Some features could need developer support, but this could enable the next generation of streaming and cloud gaming. The Hive community could allow for a much more personal streaming experience with a smaller group of fans. Mixer for instance allows interactive streaming, but what if one of your fans could actually control your character for a brief moment! Keep an eye out here for updates in the near future, once we get access to Hive beta.
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