Activision, not to be outdone by Sony, has announced Call of Duty: Black Ops IIs new live streaming feature, available when the game launches on November 13th, will let players live stream gameplay on YouTube directly from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. The first of its kind innovation for the franchise, will allow players to live stream Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer League Play games, as well as the players webcam and audio commentary while playing. This is a smart move for the franchise and as I said when the Planetside 2 news was announced about live streaming, in a few years live streaming will be a standard across the gaming industry.
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.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II player live streams will be viewable on YouTube via web browsers, mobile and tablets through Call of Duty Elite as well as individual YouTube user channels. A verified YouTube account is required to live stream. A valid Call of Duty Elite registration is necessary to view the streams and related information inside Call of Duty Elite. Call of Duty: Black Ops II player live streams will be subject to limitations and restrictions, though they didn’t clarify what those are. Additional Call of Duty: Black Ops II live stream destinations will be announced in the future.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches worldwide this Tuesday, November 13, 2012, on the 360, PS3, and Windows PC. The title is also expected to be released in North America on November 18, 2012, for the new Wii U game system from Nintendo.