Gamers using Microsoft's Xbox One video game console have a new way to talk and play online.
Microsoft (msft) said Wednesday that Xbox One players will now be able to livestream their video game sessions with others via its own gaming broadcasting service, Beam Streaming.
"That file was never designed to replace the day one update," Microsoft exec Albert Penello explained via Neo GAF.
"It's a recovery file in case something goes wrong.
The company issued Eurogamer a statement contradicting its earlier claim that the site could be used to manually update an Xbox One's firmware.
If you're a fan of the Twitch app for Xbox One then Microsoft is adding a big feature with the next system update.
Game streamers will be happy to hear that they'll soon be able to broadcast party chat audio.
The announcement is noteworthy because millions of video gamers use Amazon's rival Twitch streaming service to chat and blast aliens with each other while playing games on Xbox One, as well as on personal computers and Sony’s Play Station consoles.
With its Beam Streaming, Microsoft is mounting a challenge to Twitch, the leader in the growing live video game streaming market.