These days it’s almost not worth pwning noobs unless you can capture your gracious teabaggery and upload it for the world to see. A few days ago EA announced a deal between Origin and Twitch.tv to broadcast to the San Francisco-based eSports website direct from their games, and now Activision have announced that players will be able to livestream their games straight to YouTube.
It was already confirmed that you’d be able to stream League Play games, and the option to record and post highlights and replays was already there, but the ability to stream your pwnage directly to the net as you play presents a unique opportunity for all manner of bespoke, community-based tournaments and leagues.
The focus these days is shifting more and more towards eSports, and this new feature combined with the League Play streaming and shoutcasting (or CODcasting, if you like) is setting up Black Ops 2 to be a major contender in the world of competetive gaming.
While it has been confirmed that live CODcasting will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the Wii U version will not support the feature. As yet, it’s unknown whether the PC version will.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is set to launch worldwide on November 13 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and on November 30 on Nintendo Wii U.