Details of Binge, a new streaming service aimed at gamers, will be revealed at E3, according to Forbes. The platform calls itself “the future of entertainment gaming,” which is said to contain original content including popular game franchises and characters.
Instead of trying to compete with Twitch and other live streaming platforms, Binge aims to attract viewers who want “premium” series and short films based on their favorite games. The platform will be free and available to watch on smartphones, game consoles, desktops, and TVs.
Most companies that want to create content in the gaming space have tried to achieve the success of Twitch or set up live content on other platforms, like social networks. While some of the most popular games have been made into movies, “expanded universe” content based on the game world has been of interest to fans. Binge aims to change this by working with developers and publishers to create high-quality series based on both new and classic games.
Binge has done some high-profile recruiting. It gives Allan Ungar, who directed Undiscovered live action fan movies, as its content director. The company is said to have been in contact with other publishers and content creators in preparation for the platform’s launch in 2022.
Like other gaming platforms, the service plans to offer a “Group Party” feature, allowing viewers to watch content together and earn “meaningful” rewards for watching. While some fans may be concerned about the quality of Binge’s content, the company assures worried fans that its content will “[respect] the fans and the games that inspire them”.
Following the big reveal at E3, the company plans to share additional information “in the coming months.” In the meantime, fans can soon become Binge Founders Members to be the first to know about the new franchise and the platform’s evolution.