Over on StadiaSource, they have reported that Crowd Play for Stadia looks imminent we have also discovered that YouTube will be talked about at GDC. Google has a talk listed Stadia Games & Entertainment Presents: Creating for YouTube Creators. Both these things indicate to me that direct YouTube streaming may be a lot closer than many people realize.
The full talk is described as
This session provides a base level understanding about live streaming and VODs, and gets into the minds of content creators and their audiences. Why do content creators stream or create videos? Why do people watch? By understanding more about the context and motivations of content creators and their viewers, we can create better informed design decisions.
The interesting part of this is that it is presented by Stadia Games and Entertainment. This may again be another push towards Crowd Play with the “we can create better informed design decisions”. GDC is shaping up to be an interesting time.