The lights are on
TwitchTV, the video game broadcasting and chat community, just signed a deal with Activision to bring Call of Duty: Black Ops II live streaming to Twitch.tv.
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC players will all soon be able to live-stream their exploits in Call of Duty: Black Ops II to fans around the world via Twitch.
“Making Call of Duty: Black Ops II not only fun to play, but also fun to watch was a key goal from the beginning of development,” said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch. “We pushed ourselves to build these features right into the game in order to make live streaming as accessible and as social as possible for everyone. One of the things that make this so special is that there’s no need for additional hardware or equipment, we want our fans to be able to share their experiences with the world.”
"Twitch is extremely excited to announce our integration with Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It's going to blow the doors wide open for a new generation of console gamers to share their video game experiences," said Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch. "There's no bigger gaming franchise on the console than Call of Duty, and we can't wait to see what the community can create with this new tool. In-game streaming is entering a whole new world."
The new service should be going live as you read this, meaning players will also be able to live-stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II through web browsers, mobile devices, and tablets via Call of Duty Elite. Call of Duty Elite users will also be able to see the player card of the user that is streaming, and easily access their class loadouts, recent match data, and career stats across supported Call of Duty games.
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WOW. What a great idea.
That's a good acquisition for both sides. Wow.
Awesome! Now EVERYONE can see how badly I suck.
Would like to see this feature in Madden or baseball games.
Expecting billions of bad players to exploit this.
About time. Whoever thought it was a good idea to put the streaming towards your youtube account was an idiot. Twitch T.V. is where it's at for MLG gaming.
Wish they'd do something about the server disconnect and host problems, I've never had so many games dropped in the previous games combined.
Thats awesome. They keep finding innovating ways to improve cod.
Wasn't this announced a while back? I could swear I heard them saying they were doing this as long ago as last year...
I can't even get the live stream to Youtube to work...
Exactly what we need more CoD videos/ commentators. Here's an idea for these people, how about fixing the lag. Actually i'll even be happy if they stop lying to me about my connection. Stop telling me i have 4 bars when i'm skipping all over the map and enemies are teleporting. Give me an actual representation of my connection.
I don't get why so many people are fascinated by watching someone else live stream a game. It would be one thing to watch an MLG stream, or other competitive play, but I just don't get how or why people watch other people play regular public matches. It seems as though there are a lot of people who would rather watch someone else play rather than play themselves. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just seems strange.
Cool i guess.