The Playroom Has Been Completely Removed from Twitch's Directory
Posted by Kell Andersen
This is why we can't have nice things
In what can only be described as a virtual slap on the wrist, video game streaming service Twitch has removed The Playroom from its directory. The move comes soon after the company's pledge to stamp out any lewd behaviour on the service, and is undoubtedly a reaction to the plethora of non-gaming related streams. One example of this burgeoning trend is nightly call-in program The Spartan Show, which makes particularly innovative use of the augmented reality title.
In a statement to Eurogamer.net, Twitch said: "We removed Playroom content from the directory because a majority of it was non-gaming related. We will look into adding it back as PS4 owners become more familiar with the games-only focus of Twitch content." Ouch.
This is clearly a case of a few errant rogues ruining the fun for everyone, but the streaming service obviously takes this issue very seriously, and has decided that removing The Playroom completely will ultimately be easier than curating the content being broadcast. Do you think that this is a necessary measure, or are these strict policies making you twitch? Play around in the comments section below.