Amazon is reportedly creating a Steam competitor that’s currently named Vapour.
As reported by PC Gamer, a Twitter user has screenshots of files they claim are from the massive Twitch leak that occurred on Wednesday. Among the files are what appears to be information regarding an app called Vapour. PC Gamer says the files indicate Vapour will integrate Twitch with an online store to purchase games.
While Amazon Prime members do get a monthly rotation of free games similar to services like PS Plus, Amazon doesn’t have a dedicated store or app similar to Steam.
There’s also a feature of Vapour with the name Vapeworld that could be some kind of 3D chat. Various images have been found inside the Vapeworld files including potential emojis like a picture of Bob Ross and a Hearthstone card.
The PC Gamer report notes that Amazon filed a patent in 2017 called “Joining Games from a Spectating System.” The patent describes the ability to watch and start live broadcasts as well as purchase games and game demos. The app would then let you download the games as well.
Twitch confirmed on Wednesday that “a breach has taken place” but it’s not confirmed at this time whether the news of Vapour is accurate or not.
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Vapour is not the only piece of information to come out of the Twitch leak. Twitch’s source code as well as data containing the amount of money paid to streamers have also reportedly been revealed.
Twitch already had problems on their hands with Twitch streamers organizing a boycott in September 2021. The boycott’s purpose was to raise awareness of the lack of features to block hate raids and other forms of bullying. Twitch responded almost a month later with a verified chat feature.
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Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.