It looks like the deal is going through – Google is reportedly finalizing a $1bn deal to purchase Twitch.
The news of Google proposing to purchase Twitch surfaced earlier this year, but nothing concrete. Twitch has grown dramatically with the launch of the PS4 which companions the application. Last we heard, the network boasts over 45m monthly users, with over a million members uploading videos each month.
Neither Twitch or Google has issued any comment on the matter.
Google’s also own YouTube which it purchased in 2006 for $1.65bn.