Twitch Data Leaks Suggests Amazon is Working on Steam Competitor Vapor: Official confirmation of a data breach of the Twitch live-streaming platform has been made, while the scope of the hack is still being investigated. Meanwhile, a number of alleged leaks have surfaced as a result of Twitch’s hacking. Payments to prominent Twitch streamers, as well as account information for Twitch users, are among them. One especially noteworthy leak showed the existence of Vapor, an Amazon PC marketplace that competes with Steam.
Vapor’s information was retrieved from a torrent containing 125GB of data purportedly obtained from the Twitch network. Files containing code for an unknown Amazon game called Vapeworld, as strange as it may sound, are contained within this data. Vapeworld is a virtual reality chat game, according to reports. While that is intriguing in and of itself, it is Vapeworld’s associated files and contained folders that reveal the link’s scant information concerning Vapor.
Grabbed Vapor, the codename for Amazon’s Steam competitor. Seems to intigrate most of Twitch’s features as well as a bunch of game specific support like fortnite and pubg.
Also includes some Unity code for a game called Vapeworld, which I assume is some sort of VR chat thing. pic.twitter.com/4KeeEOspyQ
— Sinoc (@Sinoc229) October 6, 2021
Twitch Data Leaks Suggests Amazon is Working on Steam Competitor Vapor
Consider how Steam handles game installs for its shop. When a user downloads a game from Steam, the game’s files are saved in the Steam directory on the user’s hard disc. In the leaked Twitch files, Vapor is seen in this light. The Vapeworld game is shown to have been installed in a Vapor subfolder, as though the game was purchased and installed from Amazon’s marketplace by a Vapor user.
Vapour isn’t the first snippet of data to emerge from the Twitch breach. Twitch’s source code, as well as statistics showing the amount of money given to streamers, are said to have been made public.
Twitch had already run into trouble when Twitch streamers organized a boycott in September 2021. The boycott was intended to draw attention to the lack of provisions that would prevent hate raids and other sorts of bullying. Twitch reacted with a verified chat function roughly a month later.