After almost four years, YouTube is closing its dedicated gaming portal and merging it with the main platform. It announced the move late last year, but missed the original March shutdown date. YouTube Gaming will cease to exist on May 30th; visitors will get directed to a new channel for games on the main YouTube site instead. The app will also shut down.
In the announcement on its Google support page, YouTube said that sending visitors to the main platform would make it easier for gaming fans to connect. “We want to continue to build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app,” the company said.
As for any content YouTube Gaming visitors may have saved or viewed over the years, they’re out of luck. YouTube says it’s not possible to transfer games already saved on YouTube Gaming and suggests that subscribers combine their YouTube Gaming and normal YouTube subscriptions.