YouTube today announced their all new initiative for Gaming with YouTube Gaming. The new service will have its own website and dedicated mobile app, available later this summer in the US and UK.
“YouTube Gaming is built to be all about your favorite games and gamers, with more videos than anywhere else,” YouTube Gaming product manager Alan Joyce said in an announcement. “From ‘Asteroids’ to ‘Zelda,’ more than 25,000 games will each have their own page, a single place for all the best videos and live streams about that title. You’ll also find channels from a wide array of game publishers and YouTube creators.”
YouTube’s big roll out of Gaming features starts next week at E3. YouTube will have their own live hub at YouTube.com/E3 where fans can watch interviews and all the press conferences live. Geoff Keighley, as well as other YouTube gaming personalities, are working with YouTube to provide exclusive reveals and coverage.
YouTube also plans on providing major updates to their live streaming service, including the ability to stream without having to schedule it prior, to take on Twitch.
All of these new features coming following Ryan “Fwiz” Wyatt joining Google back in October 2014. He took over as Global of Head of Gaming and has been working on making YouTube a gamer friendly platform. Today, the first big initiative has been revealed.