On October 6, Elon Musk streamed himself playing the well-known online action role-playing game Diablo 4 for 50 minutes to test video game broadcasting on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter. Musk discussed the objectives for the feature, which is still under development, during the stream and expressed pleasure with the work that has been done by the developers thus far.
Musk responded to queries from users and expanded on what X is striving for, revealing that the platform would soon feature streaming for Xbox One and PlayStation 5. He emphasized that although specialty applications might still be superior in some respects, X strives to be the best generalist app for discovery and interaction with the greatest number of users worldwide. Musk did not mention combining cryptocurrency or payments with streaming for features like subscriptions or donations.
The live attracted a lot of attention, garnering 2.8 million viewers in the few hours since the session finished and receiving 9.3 million views and more than 5,300 retweets on the tweet showcasing the stream. Musk has been working on creating an “everything app” that houses a variety of social network functions and supports financial services, including cryptocurrencies, ever since Twitter changed its name to X in July. Due to this focus, the income sharing model for X Premium subscribers and the capability for users to publish films and other material directly on the platform have also been introduced.