Treyarch has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will deliver live streaming functionality, available at launch on November 13th. The game will allow players to live stream League Play games directly to YouTube from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and even PC without any 3rd-party software. Users will also be able to add webcam and audio commentary as well as view the player card of the user that is streaming and such information as recent match data, loadouts and career stats across games that support Call of Duty Elite. Users will be able to watch live streams via YouTube on web browsers, mobiles, tablets and also through Call of Duty Elite.
In a press release Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch said,
From the beginning of development with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the team has been pushing boundaries on every front to offer Call of Duty fans things that they haven't been able to do before. "With our competitive play and eSports initiatives, we wanted to deliver live streaming capabilities built right into Call of Duty: Black Ops II, because Call of Duty is not only fun and exciting to play, but we believe it will be just as exciting to watch. By making the capability of live streaming as accessible as possible to our fans, straight from a player's console without the need for any additional hardware or sophisticated setups, we are empowering our fans to share their multiplayer experiences.
A verified account will be required to live stream plus a valid Call of Duty Elite registration to view streams inside Elite.
Sang Kim, Head of Game Partnerships added,
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.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II will launch worldwide on November 13 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. It will later release in North America on November 18 for Nintendo's new console, the Wii U.