Despite losing Twitch to Amazon, Google has not yet given up on game streaming. Launching this summer in the US and UK is YouTube Gaming.
"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," a blog post on YouTube reads.
"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. Uncover new favorites with recommendations based on the games and channels you love. And when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing "call" will show you "Call of Duty" and not "Call Me Maybe."
YouTube Gaming will feature pages for "over 25,000" titles. "We're connecting you to the games, community and culture that matter to you - by gamers, for gamers," according to a tweet on the newly created Twitter account. The launch will "put games front and center, including live gaming."
YouTube Gaming will include live streams that automatically convert to a YouTube video, 60fps streaming, will allow you to subscribe to your favorite accounts, and will even allow users to add certain games to their "collection" in order to keep up with the latest videos and updates. In addition, YouTube is making it so you do not have to schedule a stream in advance.
YouTube Gaming will be coming this summer, and anyone attending E3 will get an early look.
[Update] Twitch reacts to YouTube Gaming Announcement:
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- Twitch (@Twitch) June 12, 2015