As of July 22nd, Mixer will cease to exist. Essentially speaking, they realized that streaming like that was way too much to handle, and had offered some interesting alternatives for the time being, including Twitch & Streamlabs OBS. To keep the community going though, Facebook Gaming will be “taking the reigns” so to speak. If you’re an Xbox gamer (like me) who likes to stream live, this is a real blow, and changes my entire perspective of how things are gonna go with the Xbox Series X console.
So, what does this mean for Falcon Live? Well, 2 things will happen on August 1st. First, Facebook Gaming is nothing like Twitch, but more like YouTube. While we love our YouTube community, we’re making the decision that on August 1st, YouTube will be removed from Falcon Live. And second, Mixer was the one community that gave us the opportunity to integrate with Discord. We’re hoping that there will be a deeper integration with WordPress enabled websites (through a plugin) at some point. After August 1st, the Team Falcon Discord will be deleted from the Team Falcon site until further notice. The Discord group will remain indefinitely.
And, a 3rd thing will happen next week. On our Falcon Live page, we do have a “Latest News” spot now, but this section will be removed next week in favor of a Facebook widget on the Falcon Live page. This new widget will have our news stories instead, and will allow our Facebook Live community to participate by reacting to our posts and commenting as well! As you can imagine, there’s a lot of ground to cover in the next month!