In an exclusive report, it has been revealed that YouTube, the renowned video-sharing platform, is currently conducting internal tests on a new online gaming product, Your Content has learned.
According to the report, select employees have been invited to participate in the testing phase of the product, dubbed ‘Playables’.
Notably, the initial game titles available for testing include the popular arcade game Stack Bounce.
These games can be accessed and played directly on YouTube’s website using web browsers, as well as on mobile devices running Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS operating systems.
While Google has not yet responded to requests for comment from Reuters, this news sheds light on YouTube’s ambitions to expand its offerings beyond video streaming and capitalize on the thriving gaming community.
CEO Neal Mohan aims to tap into new areas of growth, especially considering the recent decline in advertising spending. By incorporating online gaming into its platform, YouTube hopes to further engage users who already flock to the site for game streams and live gameplay videos.
Excitement mounts as YouTube explores the potential of online gaming, adding a new dimension to its ever-evolving digital landscape, according to U.S. News.