Twitch today announced a partnership with Activision and Treyarch that brings “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” live streaming broadcasts to Twitch viewers, allowing gamers to share their online antics with other Duty fans around the globe.
“Making Call of Duty: Black Ops II not only fun to play, but also fun to watch was a key goal from the beginning of development,” said Mark Lamia, studio head of Treyarch. “We pushed ourselves to build these features right into the game in order to make live streaming as accessible and as social as possible for everyone. One of the things that makes this so special is that there’s no need for additional hardware or equipment, we want our fans to be able to share their experiences with the world.”
Players can use an existing Twitch account or create a new one to begin live streaming online gameplay via Xbox 360, PS3 and PC immediately. The “one-click” broadcasting system will also allow gamers to share links to their live streams through Facebook and Twitter.
Streams can be viewed through web browsers, or via mobile devices through Call of Duty Elite. In addition, Call of Duty Elite users can see the playercards of users that are streaming, including added information such as class loadouts, recent match data, and career stats across all Elite-supported Call of Duty games.
Sadly, there’s no word on Twitch support for the Wii U version of the game.