Facebook and Blizzard are partnering to bring a whole new level of functionality to your Blizzard gaming. Not only will players be able to log in to Facebook inside Blizzard games, allowing easier sharing, players will even be able to livestream gameplay.
Beginning later this month, look for Facebook integration in all of Blizzard’s games on PC: Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III, Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. The new functionality will allow players to post to their timelines from in-game and will allow for friends on Facebook to subscribe to the livesteams.
“Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it’s important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other,” explains Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard.
“We’re working closely with Facebook on this integration for Overwatch, as well as our other games, and we look forward to sharing further details on our plans as development progresses.”
The companies have already experimented with the streaming functionality, streaming both Heroes of the Dorm and the Overwatch launch event on Facebook. “Our collaboration on Overwatch demonstrates Facebook’s commitment to partnering with AAA game companies, while further empowering Blizzard gamers to connect and share the content they’re most passionate about with the friends they play with around the world,” says Facebook’s Global Games Partnership Director Leo Olebe.
What do you think of streaming your Blizzard gaming over Facebook? Even more of a chance to share that addictive Overwatch goodness? Let us know in the comments.