When Microsoft started Mixer Direct Purchase back in 2018 it did so to assist benefit streamers for bringing new games and attributes to viewers’ attention. Now, it’s adding a new way to encourage founders. From now, Mixer partners will receive $3 compensation for each and every new member that joins Xbox Game credits and Pass their channel with a code, so you can show your favourite streamers some extra love.
If you are new to Game Pass, or are upgrading to Game Pass Ultimate, you’ll have 30 days from the opening of your accounts to earn your gift. On the Xbox (beta) app on PC or Xbox Game Boat program on iOS or Android, simply open the account menu and select”Support a founder.” Not connected up yet? Microsoft is currently running a marketing at which you are able to get your first two weeks for only $2.
Mixer is invariably compared — and occasionally unfavourably — to the likes of Twitch. But right now there is more interest in Mixer than ever before thanks to the latest deal with high-profile streamer Ninja, therefore Microsoft is shifting quickly to give creators additional features.
This latest move gives a good indicator of what Microsoft’s long-term aims are for the stage, as it slowly builds a ecosystem that is both inside and outside the Xbox. Even though an Xbox Games Pass subscription provides you free games, it also includes TV-like perks. Twitch does this, to some extent, together with Twitch Prime, also Google Stadia has a few streamer integrations. Microsoft’s efforts are not yet on the same level as Amazon and Twitch, but it’s a start. And there is nothing to say we will not finally see Microsoft offering Game Pass Ultimate and a free Pro subscription in one handy package.