With the release of Black Ops 2 now only five days away, more mouth-watering news has begun to surface to wet our appetites further. Today, Activision have announced another Black Ops 2 revolutionary feature: Built-in live streaming. Players who participate in the all new competitive playlist, League Play, will be able to setup a live stream directly from their Xbox 360 or PS3 and then stream it to the masses on Youtube, or Call of Duty Elite. To entice you further, Treyarch will also allow you to add both your webcam and audio commentary to the live stream - they essentially do all the work for you!
This all-new feature will allow those of you who've always wanted to show off your talent to the world to get out there and prove your point, without the need of over $200 in hardware to do so! Furthermore, it coincides with Treyarch's massive push to get Call of Duty back into the competitive arena of MLG once again; as it essentially acts as a free advertisement campaign across Youtube, where viewers (and indeed MLG officials) can witness the true competitive edge that Call of Duty has to offer.
Head of Partnerships, Sang Kim, had this to say: "Our partners are using YouTube Live to bring entertainment, must-see moments and more to millions of people around the world. With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, people can live stream their gameplay directly from the game or watch the best players live on YouTube, which is an awesome next step for the eSports community".
So what do you need to get started? According to Activision all you need is a verified YouTube account to live stream, and a verified Call of Duty Elite account to view; it couldn't be simpler!
So how do you feel about this news? Will you be live streaming from day one in League Play? - which is sure to be challenging!