Microsoft’s answer to Twitch, Mixer, has announced that they will be shutting down in the near future. Apparently Microsoft thrown in the towel attempting to create a strong competitor to Twitch.
According to a blog post on Mixer, streamers will be moved to Facebook:
Mixer Partners will be granted partner status with Facebook Gaming, and the platform will honor and match all existing Partner agreements as closely as possible.
Streamers participating in Mixer’s open monetization program will be granted eligibility for the Facebook Gaming Level Up Program, where you can continue to grow and monetize your streams. Facebook Gaming will also fast-track onboarding for eligible streamers.
Deadmau5 has been streaming recently on Mixer, mostly letting fans watch him create music live from his epic home studio.
It is expected that the majority of big streamers on Mixer will return/move to Twitch after this news.