If you are a streamer or you've thought about streaming but one look at Open Broadcast Service (OBS) makes your head spin, there is a new cloud-based broadcasting site coming out that might make the task much easier. Infiniscene is a new broadcasting tool which, unlike existing programs, can be used directly from your browser. The new program works like this: you log in through your Twitch, YouTube Gaming or other streaming account. Then you connect Infiniscene to your computer. After that, you're free to customize your stream with images and overlays using a drag-and-drop interface. This is the most basic way to use the broadcaster, and removes the hassle of streaming codes and program updates.
Since the program works in the cloud, the creators have also said it will allow multiple players to add their gameplay and cameras remotely into a single stream. Those who play multiplayer games will be able to include friends in their stream. As well, all projects will be automatically backed up on the Infiniscene cloud, available wherever you have an internet connection. Some pre-existing tools will also be supported on Infiniscene. Since everything is done on the cloud, the load on a users CPU will be cut significantly, making it far less intensive to host a livestream.
As a thank you to developers, the team behind the new program are offering the program free to studios and independent creators who are currently in development. Infiniscene announced they had joined the startup accelerator TechStars in September. The founder, Stu Grubbs, says that Infiniscene is meant to make streaming simpler while still offering the full range of support and depth for experienced streamers. "We hope to not only build a more powerful broadcaster, but also make streaming something not just for the technically minded."
Infiniscene is currently accepting beta signups. The final product should be released sometime later this year along with any pricing details.
Note: This article has been updated with corrections regarding the function of multiplayer streaming and cloud functions.