News: Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be using YouTube as its in-game live streaming option for viewers.
You would think that when choosing your live streaming option, you would use Twitch.tv, the live streaming website for gamers. But Activision has a different plan in mind. Today, they announced that viewers who want to watch the action from in-game live streamers will have to watch it on YouTube.
From the 360 or the PS3, players can live stream their 68-2 run – and all the airstrikes that come with that – along with streaming audio commentary and the option to use a webcam. Elite users can check out the player card data of the user that’s streaming which shows loadouts, career stat data, and recent match data. That’s a live streamers street cred, ya know.
Live streams will be available to view directly on the YouTube channels of whoever is streaming, and with Elite, players can watch on mobile and tablets.
“Our partners are using YouTube Live to bring entertainment, must-see moments and more to millions of people around the world. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, people can live stream their gameplay directly from the game or watch the best players live on YouTube, which is an awesome next step for the eSports community,” said Sang Kim, Head of Game Partnerships.
However, Activision also announced that there additional “live streaming destinations” announced in the future.