You folks remember a years back when when Twitch Plays Pokemon blew up, right? It originally started out as a social experiment, allowing Twitch watchers to spam the chat to try to control the bot running the game as a group. It morphed into a brief internet phenomenon with whole factions dedicated to winning. Since then, it’s become a much broader format, covering many games with the input of watchers.
But apparently, Twitch Plays has never done an MMORPG until now. As of last night, the stream has dived into EVE Online’s New Eden. It seems like a pretty small following right now, with under 200 people participating, and somehow, the bot isn’t being completely owned by the populace. Of course, it’s Halloween, and this thing hasn’t even been running a whole 24 hours yet. Give ’em a few days.
Announcing the World Premier of Twitch Plays EVE Online.
— Twitch Plays EVE (@TwitchPlaysEve) October 30, 2019