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YouTube 60fps videos start with Battlefield: Hardline trailer

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Google has allowed YouTube to display 60fps video footage for the first time and one of the first is a brand new Battlefield: Hardline trailer.

The 60fps trailer shows off Battlefield: Hardline’s multiplayer mode located in a Los Angeles map, but the real key to the video is that it’s being played in its native framerate.

When watched in HD, they are pretty much as close as you’re going to get to a true representation of a gameplay trailer on YouTube, as the PS4 and Xbox One both run games in 60fps framerates (albeit sometimes with differing resolutions).

Previously, YouTube videos could only be rendered in 30fps, but Google recently announced it would start upgrading its video framerate to match the new consoles.

“Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you’re playing, when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second in the coming months”, reads the YouTube blog

You can’t yet upload in 60fps though, but Google promises the option will arrive within the coming months.

The actual trailer doesn’t give much away about the Battlefield: Hardline multiplayer beyond what we’ve already seen, but to be fair that isn’t the main aim of the new trailer.

At least you’re getting some more footage of Visceral Games’ upcoming cops vs robbers take on Battlefield though, ahead of the game’s release date on October 21.

Along with 60fps video uploads, Google is planning to introduce a host of other new features to its YouTube service  such as fan-funding, traffic checking analytics, the ability to add sound effect samples and even tag your pals in as “credits creator”.

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