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Call of Duty: Blacks Ops 2 leak hints at eSports-friendly Live Streaming feature


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 rumours abound today as DualShockers received an anonymous tip-off from a source claiming to have new info about the game’s single, multiplayer and zombie modes. The source also claims that Black Ops 2 will feature a built-in Live Streaming function, allowing players to broadcast their games online. Curiously, that correlates perfectly with yesterday’s Black Ops 2 Multiplayer Reveal trailer, which showed a brief commentary over a multiplayer match. If authentic, such a feature would be massive news for eSports.

The leaked feature is described as allowing players to broadcast their game live across the internet, alongside a video feed of said player’s face and, presumably, their commentary. Here’s the quote:

Live Streaming – Black Ops 2 will now have a live streaming feature built right in. You can automatically stream your gameplay over the internet easily. You would require a camera though for the feature that shows your face. This may or may not work with Kinect.”

Following the closing card of the Multiplayer Reveal trailer, a short sequence can be seen in which a player is commentating over a Black Ops 2 multiplayer game.

Potentially the world’s biggest FPS release featuring built-in support for broadcasting games sets an importantprecedent for the exploding eSports community. This could be big, if it comes to pass.

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