Tuesday 2 April 2013

YouTube wants to integrate streaming features in video games!

YouTube's reputation is more to do for video distribution, but there is one point on which Google platform is late, that is in live content, especially for the players. However, the side of Mountain View, it seems to rectify the situation.At the Games Developers Conference held in San Francisco, Google announced a new set of APIs would soon be available to allow game developers to more easily integrate the functions of "live streaming" in their titles. This feature has already been tested in blockbusters like Call of Duty Black Ops 2, but may in the future go with many others. The principle is rather simple API allows developers to send a video stream from a game for the YouTube broadcast live on its platform. Google is clearly talking about come cut the grass under the feet of Sony and its PlayStation 4, which offer a similar service. We can also ask how the cohabitation between the service console Japanese Ustream and YouTube will be, when a game has to go through YouTube. Other platforms already well established and Twitch TV could also suffer from the competition of the Mountain View Company. It will be interesting to see if popular PC games like League of Legends or Starcraft II will take advantage of this opportunity to increase the audience of their tournaments. These are followed by a large crowd public already, but they could reach a wider target by leveraging the exposure of YouTube and its billion users.

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