What’s up Bounders! I’m Fig, and this
is DB News! Do you remember all the rumors about YouTube
buying Twitch, about a year ago? How the deal fell through, and how many speculated that
YouTube wouldn’t take this defeat lying down? Well, let me introduce you to YouTube
Gaming! This summer, YouTube Gaming will launch to the masses. YouTube Gaming, is a new app
and website dedicated to video game content! That means let’s plays, livestreams, speed
runs, commentaries, and yes – even gaming news shows.
YouTube now attaches livestreaming, and video content under one banner. So, if you subscribe
to a channel – you are basically subscribing to that person’s livestream at the same
time. You can even filter content by game. Very much how Twitch lets you watch streams
for a specific game, YouTube gaming lets you do the same with both video content and streaming.
So, if you only want to watch stuff that is related to Call of Duty, you can.
Live streaming is the major focus of YouTube Gaming. That will be put front, and center
at all times. YouTube understands the power of Twitch TV, and how many gamers consume
content. On Twitch, you can find people playing games, talking about games, and even channels
that have a 24-hour cycle of pre-recorded gaming content on loop. So, YouTube gaming
is designed to appeal to that. During the announcement, YouTube made it very
clear that one of the big reasons they did this is to separate gaming content from YouTube
proper. That way other types of content doesn’t get mixed up in your search for gaming content.
Plus, it gives YouTube the flexibility to focus on the needs of gamers more efficiently.
YouTube Gaming also promises that the days of scheduling your streams in advance are
over. You can stream to YouTube Gaming just like any other streaming service out there.
You’ll be able to stream 60 fps, and it will automatically archive streams so people
can watch later. They stated that they have drastically improved chat to stream latency,
and improved the chat room tools considerable. YouTube says it will launch YouTube Gaming
in the U.S. and U.K. this summer. So what do you think? Leave your thoughts
in the comment section below, and as always, thank you, for being awesome!