Games such as Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune, DiRT 3, and Gran Turismo 5 have all allowed players to record and upload gameplay footage to video-hosting website YouTube, letting them share funny moments and great victories with the internet. However, Treyarch is set to turn this support up a notch with Call of Duty: Black Ops II by allowing players to stream their game as it’s being played.
When Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches next Tuesday, it will support the ability to livestream multiplayer gameplay on YouTube. The streaming functionality will also be integrated with Call of Duty Elite by letting users view the statistics and class loadouts of any participants in the match being viewed. This is in addition to the game’s added “eSports” support, allowing spectators to view and provide commentary on live games. Currently, these features are only set to be supported in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, meaning that those playing on Wii U or PC will be out of luck. It is currently unknown if the streaming functionality is limited exclusively to public matches, or if it will be made available in the game’s Zombies mode, which now runs on the Black Ops II multiplayer engine. It has also yet to be detailed if the game will let players record gameplay and upload it to YouTube.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set to be released worldwide on November 13, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game will also be a launch title for Wii U on November 18 in North America.