Over the past few years, Twitch has grown to become a major power in the gaming industry. Twitch has become the dominate streaming platform for gaming and gets insane traffic. With very few other streaming platforms and none that are of the same quality, Twitch is alone at the top. This may change soon though.
YouTube is going to be launching a new platform called YouTube Gaming. With it you can find any game related video through all of YouTube. You can also live-stream your games in up to 60fps. There will even be DVR features.
Also, because the service is straight from YouTube, all streams will be automatically converted to YouTube videos for watching. Along with these features they’re also giving you a single link for your live streams and taking away the live-stream scheduling requirement.
Apparently Google wants a slice of that pie. The more competition, the better though. This will help keep Twitch on its toes. YouTube Gaming will launch first in the U.S. and U.K. and will be available this summer.