Twitch leak uncovers Vapor, an Amazon alternative to Steam

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Twitch has suffered an attack this Wednesday, October 6, in which data packets, passwords and the source code of the Amazon platform have been leaked massively; among other details such as the salary of many content creators. The company has recognized the gap. Apart from all that, this megaleak also uncover undisclosed projects and confidential information, like a possible platform aimed at competing directly with Steam. Its code name is Vapour.

This is the provisional name of a project in which, apparently, Amazon works to compete directly with Valve in the field of digital platforms for computer games.

Vapor: integration with Twitch, interactive chat platform and more

The code, identified by the user Last night, reveals possible details of the service, which would integrate his own launcher for PC and Twitch features —Something especially interesting for content creators and viewers, as everything is unified—; added to a huge catalog of video games with specific support, such as Fortnite and PUBG. Also included Unity code under the name of Vapeworld, which are related to an interactive chat linked to virtual reality. A kind of shared social space in VR environments. On the other hand, they also appear emotes tridimensionales.

If true, Amazon’s plans would go through an evolved side of Steam; only much more advanced and thinking about social interaction. In a way, Vapor would combine in a single service a video game platform for PC, full integration with Twitch and chat rooms with VR support; something similar to what Core, from Manticore Games, offers in its concept.

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Twitch acknowledged at 5:18 p.m. on Wednesday that they have suffered this huge attack of more than 125 GB of data. “Our teams are working urgently to understand the scope of all this.” They will give more details soon.

Sources | PC Gamer; Twitch


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