YouTube to host an interactive stream with ‘Among Us’, ‘Fall Guys’ and more

Viewers will be able to influence what happens on stream during the event

YouTube has announced a new show called YouTube: Game On airing later this month, and it will be a live experience that lets viewers interact with the games and creators on stream.

Announced today (August 8), YouTube: Game on “is a live experience that lets you interact with your favourite games and creators” taking place on August 27, starting at 9PM (UK time) / 1PM PT / 4PM ET.

Check out the trailer and stream page ahead of the event, which will last for two hours and feature over 60 YouTube content creators (via VGC).

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“This fully interactive livestream celebrates the diversity of gaming content that makes up YouTube gaming culture – from entertaining gaming challenges and surprise gameplay moments to honouring classic game anniversaries – all of which are inspired by the most popular trends on the platform,” explained YouTube.

Hot Ones host Sean Evans will lead a challenge focused on viewer-chosen players going against each other in Street Fighter 6, with the loser eating spicy wings. There will also be an event called “Grandma and Gran-Poppy Playtime”, which will focus on seeing which seniors are the last players in a game of Poppy Playtime.

The creators in the stream represent over 400million subscribers and over 150billion combined lifetime views on the platform, according to YouTube.

Fall Guys
Fall Guys. Credit: Mediatonic.

Other games to be included in the show are: Among Us, Fall Guys, Fortnite, Free Fire, Friday Night Funkin’, Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft, Mortal Kombat 11, Poppy Playtime, Rocket League, Street Fighter 6 and Trackmania.

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In other news, Square Enix is on the fence about whether or not Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion is a remake or remaster. Tetsuya Nomura said: “We had mixed feelings on it, as we weren’t sure about the best way to describe the project.”

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