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YouTube debuts new live-streaming platform for game developers, will transcode video feed in real-time

YouTube talks about a new platform for game developers to enable live-streaming in games

Trace Hagan | Mar 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm CDT (0 mins, 47 secs time to read)

Game Developers Conference 2013 - YouTube has announced a new platform for game developers that will allow real-time streaming of gameplay. The new platform will allow game developers to send a stream of content to YouTube's server where it will then be transcoded in real-time.

YouTube debuts new live-streaming platform for game developers, will transcode video feed in real-time | TweakTown.com

This isn't the first time that YouTube has helped game developers integrate live-streaming. Black Ops 2, which was touted by YouTube many times during the presentation, already utilizes YouTube for game streaming. This new platform will bring live-streaming support to iOS, Android, and a wider development audience.

Live-streaming gameplay seems to be all the rage. Sony put a major focus on it with the PlayStation 4 and it looks like YouTube doesn't want to be left behind. YouTube still has some work to do on the platform, but I'm sure we'll hear more about it in the coming weeks and months. Who knows, maybe it will be used in a majority of Xbox 720 games.

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