YouTube have announced that it will launch a dedicated gaming website and app that will rival Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.
YouTube Gaming product manager Alan Joyce said: “On YouTube, gaming has spawned entirely new genres of videos, from let’s plays, walkthroughs, and speedruns to cooking and music videos. Now, it’s our turn to return the favour with something built just for gamers.” This summer, we’ll launch YouTube Gaming, a brand new app and website to keep you connected to the games, players, and culture that matter to you, with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web—all in one place”.
More than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. Gamers will also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators. Keeping up with these games and channels is now super easy, too. Add a game to your collection for quick access whenever you want to check up on the latest videos. Subscribe to a channel, and you’ll get a notification as soon as they start a live stream and uncover new favourites with recommendations based on the games and channels you like.
YouTube Gaming will be available this summer, starting in the U.S. and U.K and more information will be revealed by YouTube at E3.
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