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YouTube Gaming this summer

June 15, 2015

By Nik Roseveare

YouTube has announced that YouTube Gaming will launch in the UK and US later this summer, a new app and website designed to keep users connected to the games, players, and culture that matter most to them, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web – all in one place.

The announcement was made at a special preview event at YouTube Space LA for top gaming creators, including iHasCupquake, NadeShot, Hike Plays, and Typical Gamer. E3 attendees will also be able to see demonstrations of the upcoming, new YouTube Gaming experience at the YouTube booth in the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 16th – June 18th.

YouTube Gaming is built to be all about popular games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else on the Web. From “Asteroids” to “Zelda”, more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. Users will also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.

The app will allow users to add a game to their collection for quick access whenever they want to check up on the latest videos related to it. Subscribe to a channel, and users will get a notification as soon as they start a live stream. Users can also uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels they enjoy.

In the coming weeks, YouTube has revealed it will launch an improved live experience that makes it simpler to broadcast live gameplay to YouTube.  On top of existing features like high frame rate streaming at 60fps, DVR, and automatically converting your stream into a YouTube video, YouTube is redesigning their system so that you no longer need to schedule a live event ahead of time. They’re also creating a single link you can share for all users’ streams.


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