In a move sure to please the popular gaming segment of YouTube, Google has announced the video player will display 60 frames per second video. To celebrate the fps increase, EA uploaded a Battlefield: Hardline trailer at its native frame rate. Check it out below. (Google Chrome works best, didn’t seem to be 60 fps in Firefox)
Don’t go running to upload your own 60 fps video just yet. The upload option for 60 fps isn’t quite ready.
“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,” wrote YouTube in a blog post.
Here’s a Titanfall video at 60 fps.
Another big announcement YouTube made yesterday is fan funding. Content creators have been looking for other ways for fans to support their videos besides regular advertising. They have turned to Kickstarter, IndieGogo, Patreon and others. YouTube will be adding its own option soon that will let fans support content creators directly.
Check out YouTube’s blog post here to see what else is coming in the future for content creators.