The world's most popular video-sharing platform YouTube, independent application YouTube Gamingto close on May 30th.
Google said last month that YouTube Gaming will be closed in March 2019. But it turned out later that the date was postponed. The company will end its support for the application on May 30, said the company wants to transfer all of the YouTube Gaming to the main application.
Google has released the application as a rival to Twitch. After the platform is closed, YouTube will lead the remaining YouTube Gaming fans to a new center. Also, YouTube and YouTube Gaming subscriptions are merged. But apparently YouTube Gaming users will lose the list of games they've recorded.
With the launch of YouTube Gaming in 2015, YouTube wanted to create a game ecosystem, but the application failed to meet the company's expectations. In addition to content that focuses on the games that users love, YouTube Gaming has a wide range of content from the most up-to-date videos to live broadcasts. All this content will be integrated into YouTube after May 30th. Let's also remind you that YouTube has already added categories such as Music, Games, News and Movies. The platform thus aims to offer more products from one place to the user.
Lastly, YouTube's number of users increased by 200 million compared to last year 2 billion users in totalLet us remind you that YouTube usage is 250 million hours per month.