Activision has confirmed that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 shooter will offer players the ability to live stream their gameplay via YouTube.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II brings a variety of enhancements to the first-person shooter series, with Activision and developer Treyarch investing lots of time and money in order to get people interested in the game.
Now, in order to attract those who want to live stream their in-game performances to the world, Activision has revealed that it’s partnering up with popular video sharing website YouTube in order to send gameplay directly to its servers.
“The first of its kind innovation coming from Activision and the game's developer, award-winning studio Treyarch, will allow players to live stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer League Play games, as well as the player's webcam and audio commentary while playing,” Activision said, via Joystiq.
What’s more, if viewers have a Call of Duty Elite account, they’ll be able to find out more info about the player and his stats.
“Call of Duty Elite takes the live streaming experience even further, letting viewers on Elite see the player card of the user that is streaming. With just a couple clicks, viewers can dig deeper to see such information as class loadouts, recent match data, as well as career stats across supported Call of Duty® games on Elite.”
Once a live stream is set up on the PC, PS3, or Xbox 360, it can be watched on YouTube via browsers and apps on the PC as well as on mobile phones or tablets, via Call of Duty Elite.
“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,” Treyarch boss Mark Lamia said.
According to Activision, other live stream destinations and providers will be announced in the near future so you can expect Black Ops II to have support for other types of websites.