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Twitch Sings to shut down at the end of the year

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Twitch has confirmed its closing Twitch Sings at the end of the year.

From December 1, 2020, Twitch says it will begin removing Twitch Sings videos, clips, and highlights, while the service itself will end on January 1, 2021. Any remaining video-on-demand (VODs) or clips will also be removed at this time.

In a FAQ, the company said it had been "inspired" by the talent and passion of its fans, but it had decided to invest in "broader tools and services" to support the music community on the streaming platform.

"As we look to the future, we have decided to invest in broader tools and services that will help support and grow the entire music community on Twitch," the company wrote (thanks, Eurogamer). "Because of this, we have made the difficult decision to close Twitch Sings on January 1, 2021.

"This community has inspired us with their talent and passion, and we thank you all for what you’ve given to Twitch Sings. On December 1, we will begin removing Sings videos and clips per our contractual obligations, and on January 1, the game will stop working. All past broadcasts, uploaded videos, highlights, and clips from Twitch Sings will be removed by January 1, 2021."

"I'm not going to lie, I've be quite depressed during the pandemic," wrote one unhappy fan on the Twitch Sings subreddit. "Twitch Sings and the beautiful people I have made friends with has been a singular saving grace."

"I'm right there with you. TS has been an oasis of socializing during lockdown and I'm not sure what to replace it with yet," added another.

ICYMI, Twitch had all of us going this week when it tricked us all into thinking it'd gotten its hands on a PS5 when, in fact, it was a cake. A cake!

Thankfully, it shouldn't be long before we get some real news about the upcoming PS5. A new report suggests Sony's next-gen console is launching November 13, but with major details like PS5 price and release date still unknown, there's more than just the release date left to confirm.

Microsoft had a rather direct response to questions about the Xbox Series X price, however, with UK marketing lead Samuel Bateman writing: "we'll let you all know when we're ready".

For what to play right here and now, here are the best games of 2020 so far.

Part of GR+'s news crew, Vikki is a (jumpy) survival horror survivalist with a penchant for sci-fi, shooters, thrillers, and a strong cup of Yorkshire tea. A committed Guardian and Spartan, she's terrible at FPSs, but loves 'em all the same.