Black Ops II features YouTube live streaming

Activision partners with Internet video giant for live streaming for latest Call of Duty; players can stream to Web, mobile, and tablet devices.

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Just one day after Electronic Arts announced that Origin would support Twitch, Activision has revealed a similar service, but with a much larger partner. The publisher today announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops II will allow users to stream their gameplay live to YouTube.

Support has been announced only for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Treyarch's newest Call of Duty game. It is unclear if the PC or Wii U versions will add YouTube streaming at a later date or at all.

Players can live-stream Black Ops II League Play games, as well as their audio commentary and webcam video. These streams can be broadcast on YouTube through a variety of destinations, including Web browsers, mobile and tablet devices through Call of Duty Elite, and individual YouTube user channels.

Those who watch live-streamed Black Ops II matches through Call of Duty Elite will be able to see the player card of the user who is streaming. This will allow players to see this person's loadouts, previous match data, and other career statistics.

Black Ops II launches worldwide next Tuesday, November 13.

Discussion

33 comments
Someguy1212
Someguy1212

Black Cops II got nothing on cute cats videos though. Also why would you wanna watch someone else play when you could just play a game yourself? While your busy watching someone else play Ill still be playing Battlfield 3 and having fun.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Youtube was ruined the moment they put an advertisement up for EVERY single video you wanted to watch.....and now this?!?!?! Are you serious right now? I am truly done with youtube forever now.....Thanks a lot Activision, you scumbags!!!

muppen
muppen

I'm predicting this will be annoying as hell. All the screaming 12-year olds, their mothers and their dogs spamming YouTube with "Elite tr1ckzh0tz kills!"...smh.

so_hai
so_hai

I just hope it's as annoying as the constant harranging that DiRT 3 gave - always telling you to upload to youtube.

Darkmoone1
Darkmoone1

The only good that comes out of this are other companies that take advantage of this idea and use it for thier own.

 

Other than that, can't wait for youtube's gaming section to be spammed with even more CoD "pro gameplay" when in reality theres only 1 video for every CoD that truly amazes me.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

good feature to have but will it lag everything up?

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Brace yourselves.....the twelve year old campers will be lagging up the whole goddamn connection whacking off to their "360 n0 scopez" thinking they're going to be YouTube famous. Bad idea.

Raditz5
Raditz5

Nice, I wonder how many of the rampant PC hackers will use this as a griefing tool. Hey look at me I hack in COD and no one does anything about it! I will not be buying this rehash of Call of Hacks.

RedChuckz
RedChuckz

This is actually pretty cool, love the idea.

Flint247
Flint247

This kind of feature should be on more games.

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

Totally different game this year

frunklindoodle
frunklindoodle

Call of Poopy:  Paying $60 for the same game you just bought last year.   Should just call it a mod.

XxTheEvilxX
XxTheEvilxX

For people with way too much time on their hands. I would rather play than watch someone else have fun.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I gave up on COD games, but this is nice news for those still buying these games annually, like incoming COD9 : BO2.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

That actually sounds cool, too bad im not getting it though and could care less, but some other games should have this

EliteEdifier
EliteEdifier

"Everything that you do, i can do better".

Frozen_dust
Frozen_dust

"You can...well, shoot. And they...will...uh, die. INNOVATIVE!"

Fighting40
Fighting40

Yawwwwnnnnn. Who really wants to upload videos while playing anyway? what if they play horrible that round?

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

And why am I gonna be doing this exactly?Whats the point.

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

I will not be watching YouTube video of wankers quickscoping, I might pop onto pages of people who promote thier wanking via Twitter just to downvote them though ;)

Zonno
Zonno

I'm expecting lag tbh. Uploading videos directly while playing eats quite a lot of bandwidth. And you don't want to be watched while humiliated because of the lag.

 

But hey, now we really can see who filters out his the deaths on those 'omg amazing 1337 quickscope compilations'!

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

The future of competitive gaming is making streaming high level play easier. Hope this feature spreads to the fighting game community.

postalsam
postalsam

It' should be interesting playing against people that are streaming with shite connections

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

OH my god...this is exactly what I didn't want, more call of duty spamming on youtube, now its gonna be worse because it will be easier than ever to post the videos.

mtait01
mtait01

omg, that is exactly what I want to watch

 

abnergoinbig
abnergoinbig

This is great. Sounds like a fun time if you got some funny friends and just want to talk and have a great time playing. Treyarch's games are always adding something new and thats why I'll be purchasing BLOPS2.

RBwd
RBwd

snore whos gona watch it

Urizen5
Urizen5

Very cool idea, though I may have to avoid Utube because of influx of the same FPS vids over and over again.

MajorasMask00
MajorasMask00

 @frunklindoodle Modern Whorefare is what you're talking about. Treyarch is still good, but IW needs to get things together. MW3 was abysmal.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @AtlanticRock

 some games have introduced this to a point. On Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam VS Gundam Extreme they allow users to download replays of matches and store them for playback on the PS3. Also the game auto-stores your own matches. If anything this is how it should be done.