With the incredible popularity of video game walkthroughs, streams, video reviews, and more on YouTube the video-sharing site has elected to offer a new gaming-focused section of the site. YouTube Gaming will now aggregate all gaming related content into one place.
YouTube Gaming will come in both the form of an app and a full website branching off of the main site. It will list over 25,000 games with each having their own page collecting all the videos and streams involving that game “to keep you connected to the games, players, and culture that matters to you.” Users can then go ahead and add these games to their “Collection” to get quick access to content for the games they love.
Alan Joyce, Product Manager for this new project explained a bit more about it in his latest blog post.
“On YouTube, gaming has spawned entirely new genres of videos, from let’s plays, walkthroughs, and speedruns to cooking and music videos. Now, it’s our turn to return the favor with something built just for gamers.”
In an effort to further streamline the video streaming process, YouTube will no longer require users to schedule a live stream ahead of time. Users can simply jump straight into a live stream in a similar fashion to Twitch.tv.
YouTube Gaming will be available this summer with more information about the site coming at E3 2015. Those interested can sign up for a notification email from YouTube here.