Twitch buys IGDB

Twitch has nabbed the Internet Games Database, acquiring the company and its smorgasbord of games info as a means to improve the streaming service’s search functionality. Using the database will for sure be a big leap from Twitch’s current reliance on Giant Bomb.

“We are very excited to announce the next chapter of our story: IGDB has joined the Twitch family!” IGDB’s owner, Jerome Richer De Forges, announced on Medium. “Millions of people visit Twitch every day to connect with their favourite streamers and communities. This opportunity takes IGDB to a whole new level, giving us the opportunity to be an even bigger part of your gaming life.”

He also added that “The (IGDB) API is here to stay” assuring users that they are “merging” their premium and free tiers into a single new free tier, and that “going forward, that means that you will now contribute information to Twitch as well as IGDB and the thousands of apps, services, and websites that are powered by this information. We’re also taking this opportunity to clean up some features and migrate infrastructure in order to make room for new and improved tools. Your support has always been our biggest source of inspiration, and we’re so excited for what’s ahead.”

Okay, then.

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