Elon Musk played "Diablo IV" on Sunday night as he tested X's live streaming feature.
He spent the first ten minutes asking Shivon Zilis if it was working correctly.
And explained how only a user's subscribers will be able to comment on streams.
Elon Musk showed off X's new feature to live stream video games as he played "Diablo IV" from an account called "cyb3rgam3r420."
The X owner posted several times about the function, which adds another layer to Musk's "everything app" ambitions for the social network formerly known as Twitter.
And the father of 10 put it to the test on Sunday, while sharing insights into his hobby.
The day before, Musk shared a picture of his setup, with a Logitech mouse and a huge curved monitor, as he enjoyed the fantasy role-playing game.
Great game, one that is remarkably complex in interesting ways at max difficulty.
Btw, I switched my build to werewolf/poison/bulwark using Nature’s Fury.
Cleared a Tier 99 Nightmare dungeon about a week ago. pic.twitter.com/lRUO0Rlix5
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 1, 2023
The world's richest person says he spends his non-working hours either gaming, or with his friends or children. According to Walter Isaacson's biography, Musk played "Elden Ring" until 5:30 a.m. after he decided to buy Twitter.
Musk streamed for about an hour from a room lit by a giant candle, while wearing a headset and sitting in a Razer gaming chair.
Although he had some trouble getting started, as he spent the first ten minutes asking Shivon Zilis — the Neuralink executive with whom he has two children — whether the feed was live.
"This is not bad for a little test," Musk said. "It's currently way too hard to do this. It took like hours to set this up, so we need to make it just effortless."
Musk streamed from a newly created test account called "cyb3rgam3r420." The X owner also has another alternative account on the platform, where he appeared to post from his three-year-old son's perspective.
He explained how only a user's subscribers can comment on their live stream. On other streaming platforms like Twitch, users have the ability to choose whether anybody or just subscribers can comment.
Musk said he thinks one of its best features is: "You can talk directly to your subscribers, and have a cool kind of discussion among people that subscribe to you, or like you, or whatever."
X did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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