We’re just a week out from the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but that doesn’t mean Activision doesn’t have a few tricks left up its sleeve. Today, the publisher announced that there will be built-in support in this first-person shooter for livestreaming through YouTube.
All the cool kids are doing it, right? eSports have become quite large over the last few years, so Activision has decided to make both the recording and viewing of competitive games as simple as possible. Players on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will have the option to stream action from their League Play multiplayer matches through YouTube, which other interested onlookers can view. Webcam and microphone support will be available, and Call of Duty Elite members will also be able to watch streams in-game, with access to player profiles and other various statistics on hand.
“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,” Treyarch head Mark Lamia said.
Expect a lot of video gold, and a lot of garbage, when Black Ops II hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC November 13. Look for the Wii U version on November 18.
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