Twitch removes PS4's The PlayRoom Channel After Reports of Lewd Acts

This story from 2013 is about Twitch removing the PS4 The PlayRoom channel from its platform due to reports of sexual activity on-camera.

Published: November 28, 2013 9:00 AM /


Two people playing with AR bots in the PS4 game The PlayRoom

In a report from GameInformer, a representative from Twitch said that the platform has removed the PS4's The PlayRoom channel from its directory.

The Twitch representative told GameInformer that "a majority of [The PlayRoom content] was non-gaming related" and that the platform "will look into adding it back as PS4 owners become more familiar with the games-only focus of Twitch content".

Since the US launch of the PS4, Twitch has been a very popular games broadcasting tool. It's also been a popular place for gamers to hang out, but some haven't exactly been using it for its intended purpose.

Two people playing AR Hockey in the PS4 game The PlayRoom

There were several reports of users engaging in lewd acts on camera via The Playroom on PS4. Apparently, one incident involved a drunk woman being stripped naked on-camera. It's hard to imagine this is the kind of thing Twitch and Playroom were intending to happen.

We all knew it would happen, but who knew it would happen so fast?

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