Sony is announcing it will use the recently-released YouTube APIs to enable to the integration of direct video in-game uploads to the video sharing site from network-capable titles for the PlayStation 3.
The partnership will see PlayStation 3 gamers able to record in-game footage and send it directly to their YouTube account for later viewing and community sharing. Sony Computer Entertainment is demonstrating the service by adding network functionality to popular Japanese titles ‘Mainichi Issho’ to allow YouTube uploading and the company says that new games will be produced with the API integration inbuilt, while older network-capable titles will be able to receive updates that enable them to access the service.
YouTube syndication product manager Nikhil Chandok says that the use of the APIs demonstrates YouTube’s aim to see the video sharing site become an open platform with a reach beyond its home page and the ability to interact with devices outside of desktop PCs. The freely-available APIs are available to all game developers and Chandok says that YouTube hopes third party game makers use them to make in-game video capture a standard function for new titles.