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Black Ops 2 to offer live YouTube streaming from day one

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will allow users to live streaming matches via YouTube on day one of its launch. The new feature will live stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer League Play games, as well as the player's webcam and audio commentary.

According to the information we have, streams will be viewable on YouTube via web browsers, mobile and tablets through Call of Duty Elite as well as individual YouTube user channels.

"From the beginning of development with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the team has been pushing boundaries on every front to offer Call of Duty fans things that they haven't been able to do before," said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch. "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."

"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.

A verified YouTube account is required to live stream. A valid Call of Duty Elite registration is necessary to view the streams and related information inside Call of Duty Elite.  

You can pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 below.

Edited On 08 Nov, 2012

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adwan's avatar
adwan 4 years ago
This is quite cool and would love to see other developers use this in their games as well. Always wanted to record gameplay but don't want to pay out for the extra hardware and software. Maybe this is the answer.
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Stevethrelly 4 years ago
This is going to be even worse for lag MW3 failed and with all nOObs who won't/can't buy PVR live streaming will cause the game crash not a lot of people have anywhere near enough bandwidth to play the game. Let alone live stream and play together. Maybe check people's connection see if there line can handle it or just fail only allow good connection speeds
Tw33ks's avatar
Last I heard Treyarch have been testing this streaming feature for months without lag. There is apparently a reason why streaming is only allowed in League Play as the net code for that mode has been completely re-written to allow streaming to co-exist without negatively affecting the game. I think I'll trust their judgement on the feature not adding additional lag until I've played it.
Tw33ks 4 years ago
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Beazi 4 years ago
Cant wait for this... could be embarrasing for other people to see me getting shot online
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rick75fowler 4 years ago
i think watching this will be a nightmare,it be constant buffering because so many will be watching,there again it could be ok as there all be playing it rather than watching it,im still on the fence over this game i will wait a few weeks after launch and see what the gamers think of it will it be the same old game with a new skin or will i be suprised and its all new but i doubt it will be
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Might give this a go, the second it causes me any lag though it will be getting switched off.

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