YouTube is highlighting two new features coming to the Google-owned video services and both will have an impact on gamers and video game-related video makers. The first is news that YouTube will support 48 and 60 frames per second video in the next few months. Google used video games to show off how this will look - specifically highlighting footage from Battlefield: Hardline and Titanfall. In a post on its official blog, YouTube specifically mentions games as being one of the major driving forces behind adding support for HD 60fps support.
"Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you’re playing, when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second in the coming months," writes YouTube. "Take a look at some preview videos on the YT Creator Channel. Make sure you’re watching in HD!"
In another section of the same post, YouTube says that it will add a new feature to make it easier for content creators to receive contributions from supporters. This means that - in addition to any revenue stream coming from advertising, YouTubers can receive funds directly from their fans. From the blog:
"Your fans aren’t just watching your videos, they’re also helping support your channel through services like Kickstarter, IndieGogo, Patreon and more. We’ll be adding another option for you, where fans will be able to contribute money to support your channel at any time, for any reason. A handful of creators are testing this feature soon on desktop and Android, including Dulce Delight, Fitness Blender, The Healthcare Triage, The King of Random, Soul Pancake, Steve Spangler Science, The Young Turks, and Thug Notes."
You can read the entire blog post here.