Microsoft's Upload gameplay video feature in its Xbox One console is expanding its reach to other platforms. This week, owners of the older Xbox 360 will be able to start watching curated clips from Xbox One owners on their own Upload app. Also, anyone with an Internet connection and a web browser will be able to watch a selection of Upload videos from Xbox.com. But uploading? That's still limited to just the Xbox One.
Both the Xbox 360 and web versions of Upload won't allow content creators to directly post their videos to those sites. Rather, Microsoft is picking and choosing the best videos made by Xbox One Upload users and displaying them in these new locations, thus expanding the potential audience for these clips.
Microsoft also announced they are working with Node, a new gaming channel co-created by Freddie Wong, best known for his highly popular gaming-themed YouTube videos. Microsoft says:
"The Node team is about to take gaming to a whole new level in the coming weeks on Upload. Tune in for hilarious and do-not-try-this-at-home stunts, plus Node's inimitable LAN Parties and Let's Plays for some of your favorite Xbox One games, and much more - all available first on Upload. We've got a lot in store with these guys and they're just getting started! Be sure to tune into Upload in the coming months for new content rolling weekly."
We suppose there's a market for watching curated Xbox One gameplay videos, but what'd really be nice is getting to upload videos from the Xbox 360. Maybe that's Microsoft's eventual goal, but they've got a long way to go before this is a service that can take on the likes of Twitch or YouTube. Let us know what you think.
Source: Xbox Wire