Last week at PAX Aus, live-gaming content giant Twitch announced plans to increase its Australian infrastructure. The company will be setting up a new data center to help improve the service’s performance in the region.
This news came during a Twitch Town Hall at PAX Aus, which was also live-streamed. You can view the recorded broadcast here. It was explained by Marcus “djWheat” Graham that the company will be investing “heavily in infrastructure to improve quality of service for both broadcasters and viewers”.
Twitch does have a data center in Sydney, but it is purposed for reducing latency for broadcasters in the region. The new data center will improve the viewer experience as well.
Twitch announced a user milestone of 100 million unique visitors per month. The company also launched streaming apps on PS4, with PS3 and PS Vita support coming soon. With all the new people the company is reaching, they’ll likely be expanding infrastructure globally in the coming months.