Regardless of your thoughts and opinions about Activision or their mega franchise, Call of Duty, Treyarch is finally bringing a feature to the console (alongside PC) version of Black Ops II that I think a lot of us have been screaming for. We’re now getting one step closer to the PC crowd as console gamers will now be able to stream games directly to YouTube.
So how exactly does it work? Gamers will be able to stream directly through their games or use any USB webcam to stream their lovely face alongside the game which will also allow shoutcasting. The service will work hand in hand with their now free service, Call of Duty Elite as players will be able to browse matches and see additional stats of the match at the same time. Not only that, you’ll be able to use other devices from browsers to tablets to mobile devices to view matches. While YouTube will be available from the start, Activision is also looking to expand to other services as well down the road. Still, I wonder with so many people tapping into this streaming feature, if it’ll eventually cause performance issues for the gameplay itself. Time will tell.
Now for the bad news. If you’re going to grab this game on Nintendo’s upcoming WiiU, you won’t find YouTube streaming anywhere on the disk. Turn that frown upside down though because Activision isn’t ruling it out completely, only saying they’re evaluating it for a future update. So there’s hope.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits PC and consoles this Tuesday and the WiiU on Nov 18.