YouTube announced at VidCon 2014, that the video-sharing site will be adding few new features which will benefit gaming enthusiasts. The most exiting announcements were the future support of 42fps & 60fps uploads. A 30fps limit has been a big problem for; game journalists, let’s play videos, etc… But and more importantly the developers should be the happiest. Developers will now be able to showcase gameplay videos with a more, true-to-life, game experience.
See the below videos for a true 60 fps exclusives for Titanfall and Battlefield Hardline found on YouTube:
Next interesting, and probably very profitable idea, is the addition of a Fan Funding. Fan Funding is YouTube’s answer to take a cut, of crowd funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. YouTube creators have been making use of crowd funding websites to further improve their channel/content and to not entirely rely on ad revenue. YouTube will see this as a profitable business strategy to keep creators where they already are and even do this at a very competitive rate. Through Fan Funding, viewers will be able to donate at a starting amount of $1 all the way up to $500 to support each of their favorite creators. For each transaction, YouTube will take a 5% cut, plus $0.21.
Other new features coming soon:
- YouTube Creator Studio
- Audio Library, now with sound affects
- Creator Credits
- Subtitles Contributed from fans
- Annotation Info Cards
- New music video SiriusXM & YouTube
- More ways to create playlists
To find more info on the above new releases see the current blog update announced by Director of Product Management for Creators Matthew Glotzbach and Vice President of Engineering for Creators Oliver Heckmann.
I really hope these features will release in the UK at the same time but currently there is no specific release date for any location.