Activision today revealed that the new live streaming feature for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will let players live stream gameplay on YouTube directly from players’ Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles.
The new live stream feature, which the publisher describes as “the first of its kind innovation,” will allow gamers to live stream the game’s multiplayer League Play games, as well as the player’s webcam and audio commentary, while playing. You’ll need a verified YouTube account to live stream though.
Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch, said “with our competitive play and eSports initiatives, we wanted to deliver live streaming capabilities built right into Call of Duty: Black Ops II, because Call of Duty is not only fun and exciting to play, but we believe it will be just as exciting to watch.”
“By making the capability of live streaming as accessible as possible to our fans, straight from a player’s console without the need for any additional hardware or sophisticated setups, we are empowering our fans to share their multiplayer experiences.”
Sang Kim, Head of Game Partnerships, commented “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.”
Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 13th November.