Microsoft has just now trademarked a service called ‘MixPlay’. According to the name, there could possibly a connection with Microsoft’s own streaming service – Mixer. Here’s trademark listing itself that provides a much better idea of what this possibly could be.
Computer software, namely, digital content assets in the nature of files and applications that allow users to personalize content and games to play, download, share, and exchange; computer software for creating, viewing, publishing, producing, broadcasting, and playing animation, video, sound, and graphics; computer software for use as a tool for personalizing, designing, and updating text and animation; video game software.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) that allows users to personalize content and games to play, download, share, and exchange; software-as-a-service (SaaS) that allows users to create, view, publish, produce, broadcast, and play animation, video, sound, and graphics; software-as-a-service (SaaS) for personalizing, designing, and updating text and animation; software-as-a-service for playing video games.
With this, we understand that ‘MixPlay’ could be a software that can be used for video editing, adding animated texts and graphics much like a full-fledged video editor, which also could be broadcasted. This also could be streaming overlay creator much like StreamJar or StreamLabs. This sounds very familiar to UploadStudio which is used in Xbox. Perhaps, this also could be a replacement for UploadStudio itself.
The word ‘Mix’ sounds like a possible connection with Mixer. This also means that this feature could be an integrated feature with Mixer itself.
As there’s a lack of overlays for streamers using Xbox, ‘MixPlay’ could have a real motive, given the fact that Microsoft recently seems to be taking a lot of interest in the gaming world.
After all, these are all mere speculations. Microsoft had similarly trademarked many things in the past that never translated into an actual product. Will ‘MixPlay’ become a thing? We’ll have to wait and watch.