Okay, this is something I've never seen before, and to be honest, I'm not sure how useful it will turn out to be, but it's actually kind of cool. Activision has revealed that when Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches on November 13, the game will let you live stream your gameplay to YouTube directly from your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. And this includes your webcame and audio commentary if you feel like putting yourself in the game.
"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," said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch. "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."
Obviously, you'll need to have a YouTube account, and if you have a Call of Duty Elite registration, you'll get even more. If you're on elite, you can see the player card of the gamer who's streaming, and you can check out their info like loadouts, recent match data and career stats. I honestly don't know what purpose this serves other than to show off, but it could be really fun to watch the really good players in action. At the very least, you could pick up some pointers!