YouTube has made 60fps playback available for the public after testing the feature for the last few months. There is a small catch as it will only work for videos playing at 720p or 1080p which would seem to be unfortunate for users that are on a slow internet connection.
Most videos are unaffected by the increased frame rate capabilities, however it will be a boon for the video game industry; who have occasionally had to deal with the limitations of 30fps playback. Content creators who deal with games such as Pewdiepie and TotalBiscuit often have games running at 60fps or higher, and the new feature will greatly help their viewers appreciate the graphics of triple A titles. Makers of PC games will should also welcome the option to release gameplay trailers with higher fresh rates, making the product look all the more tempting for potential customers.
Below is a video demonstration of Mario Kart 8 in 60fps:
And here’s a video of Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze in 60fps: