Friday, March 29, 2013

YouTube Jumping Into Live Game Streaming Soon

As Twitch.TV has become the mainstream go-to source for streaming video games, competitions, and conventions, YouTube is not farbehind. They were seen at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco (GDC) discussing integration of their software with streaming games online in a more seamless transition.

You can currently do this with Call of Duty Black Ops 2, but they want to expand on this idea. As we are seeing with the PS4 and future consoles being all-inclusive machines, YouTube wants to be at the front, not lagging behind Twitch.

Details right now are sketchy. Currently YouTube needs to have a contract with the game publisher to have the software already built into the product. But they are looking to expand it into an app that can be used on consoles, PC’s and mobile phones. Streaming games is a hot topic and it’s only going to grow. This would have been nice to have when I started my Let's Play session with Mass Effect. Then you all could have laughed at me as I flail with the Mako. "Go up the damn hill you stupid fright train!"

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