YouTube Playables is the latest feature of Google’s video streaming platform, and the starting point of the project is the integration of video games with YouTube. The idea is not innovative, because Netflix already does it, and right now playing any game is very easy thanks to the large number of services available in the market.
– What makes YouTube Playables special?
The truth is that it is nothing, but it seems that Google does not want to abandon the video game sector after the failure of Stadia. This time, the approach is different, as Google does not rely on creating a new platform and uses YouTube as support for this new journey in the increasingly competitive gaming industry.
– YouTube Playables: how it works and what the YouTube video game service offers
Google announced YouTube Playables in September of this year, and since then the company has kept the project under wraps until now. The user interface and functionality of YouTube Playables has been almost completely leaked.
The screenshots obtained show that YouTube Games has its own mode, which separates content such as videos or short videos from video games, which are now presented on YouTube as part of Google’s new research in this field.
In terms of available games, there is some bad news for all the people who have been waiting for console games on YouTube. YouTube Playables games are for mobile devices, the available games that can be seen thanks to the screenshots are as follows:
– Color Pixel Art
– Carrom Clash
– Cannon Balls 3D
– Basketball FRVR
– Angry Birds Showdown
– Cube tower
– Crazy caves
– Scooter Extreme
– Brain Out
– 8 ball pool classic
– Color Burst 3D
– Stack Bounce
– Daily crossword puzzle
– Daily solitaire
The screenshots show the YouTube Playables interface on mobile phones, but this new service is expected to integrate with the desktop version of YouTube as well. This is a parting bet because it affects Netflix, which only offers video games on mobile phones.
Google has yet to set a date for the availability of YouTube Playables, although screenshots show that a demo of the service will be available until March 28.