YouTube Builds Gaming Streaming Site
June 14th, 2015 | by Kevin James Krotz
Taking On Twitch
YouTube isn’t just for funny cat videos or vlogging anymore… at least on the main site. The streaming video site is building a place for people to watch and stream video games.
YouTube Gaming is the streaming video service’s answer to Twitch. Launching this summer, the new app and website will give users access to the “games, players, and culture … with videos, live streams, and the biggest community of gamers on the web.”
One Place To Watch
The site will give more than 25,000 games their own page, so if you’re feeling like a little Legend of Zelda, you can just head over to the page to watch some gameplay and commentary.
YouTube Gaming is the company’s answer to an increasingly large number of gaming channels on the main site. YouTube is building Gaming “just for gamers” and is making a push for the new site as E3 2015 comes around this week. The site will be available this summer, starting in the U.S. and U.K.
Source: YouTube Blog