We’ve all seen videogame-based movies on YouTube, but the ability to capture and upload video directly from your console could soon be a reality, now that the PS3 has become the first console to support YouTube’s new API toolset, which is launched in March.
YouTube announced today that Sony has integrated the YouTube API into its PS3 software, allowing game developers to create games that enable direct upload of in-game video captures to YouTube. This YouTube upload functionality can be incorporated not only into new PS3 games, but also into existing PS3 games via an update.
Sony’s first game to use this YouTube functionality is Mainichi Issho, a popular PS3 game in Japan. After installing the PS3 update, gamers can upload their in-game video captures to YouTube and share the videos online.
The YouTube APIs, launched in March, are available to all developers across all game genres. If the API is incorporated into more games, that means gamers will finally be able to immediately capture and share their fantastic touchdown pass, powerslide or karaoke sing-along (please, only good ones, K?).