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xQc pitches brilliant PS5 idea, but wants a cut of the profit

Published: 16/Nov/2020 22:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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Like many streamers, Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was all over Sony’s newest console, the PlayStation 5, when it released. And while he likes the design, the popular broadcaster pitched his own idea for the PS5’s hub that he expects a cut of the profit for.

While loading up Astro’s Playroom on the console, Lengyel explained how he had a way to make it better and really connect players and their individual experiences.

“I want one percent of the sales from this idea,” xQc stressed before digging into his concept. “I think I have this room, back to the main room, as like almost a PS5 hub.”

The French Canadian jumped over the Playroom’s many artifacts as he continued to describe the idea.

xQc plays Astro playroom
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xQc’s idea would make a PS5 hub more unique.

“The players go in and they can just chill there while they’re waiting for a game to download. Each game they buy, you credit devs to create an asset. So lets say because I finished Dark Souls, you give me a blade that lands here that I can probably customize. Or a helmet,” he elaborated.

With xQc’s idea, every game would have their own assets. Whenever a game is completed, they can get “one idea” and players can have all their achievements in one spot.

“Like items on their shelves back at home, but in the game. Like a trophy room, but a bit better than that,” he added.

The concept earned a lot of praise from viewers who started spamming “PogU crazy idea” or other similar remarks.

Later on, Lengyel added to his Playroom hub concept by suggesting that players could buy wallpaper such as a “five-dollar PS5 bundle” that would include graffiti or certain colors.

“Like I said, if you’re going to do that, one percent of the profit has to go back to me!” xQc exclaimed. “Otherwise that’s f**king stupid. Because I gave you the idea, come on man.”

While it’s doubtful that Sony implements the feature or even decides to give xQc a share of the profit, it’s definitely an idea worthy of some consideration on PlayStation’s end.

That said, as it stands, xQc is already one of the richest streamers on the platform without any kickbacks from a PS5 idea. In 2020, the former Overwatch League pro earned an estimated $1,984,001 from Twitch alone.

Any income from Sony would just the icing on the cake for the 25-year-old.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!