Just a few days before launch, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will not have Twitch streaming at launch. While the ability to view Twitch streams is still available and will feature Achievements for doing so, the PS4 will be the only next-gen system able to stream games via Twitch until the functionality is added for the Xbox One sometime in 2014.

Although this is a huge blow to the Xbox One community given the popularity of Twitch, Microsoft announced an alternative way of sharing video game clips by using SkyDrive. Clips that have been saved in Upload Studio can be exported to Microsoft’s cloud storage service and shared with the world. While this isn’t as convenient as Twitch streaming, it is still a viable option for sharing videos of Xbox One games until Twitch streaming becomes available.

Source: Xbox Wire – Twitch and Xbox Wire – SkyDrive