Blizzard partners with Facebook for logins and streaming


blizzardBlizzard gamers will soon be able to login to all the recent Blizzard games, including Diablo 3, with their Facebook account.

Games that will be included are World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, and Overwatch. Streaming functionality from these games to Facebook timelines will also be added as Blizzard utilise Facebook’s Live API and add “Go Live” functionality.

“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,” said Blizzard’s Gio Hunt. “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.”

Thanks PC Invasion.

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  1. well, that spoiled the Diablo Blizzcon announcement!

    • Perhaps they’ve come to their senses and attempt having the “going nuts”-phase beforehand. Because this sure is a kick in the ‘nuts’ for every critic of Zuckermanns private surveillance project.

    • lol indeed

      I had some hope for a reasonably behaved Diablo 4, but this reassures us the opposite.

  2. The suits are in total control now.

    • In hindsight, that explains a lot and makes me wish that it had never come to a situation, where Wilson saw no choice, but to leave. Yeah, that I wouldn’t buy any RPG again with his name in play, is a truth. It was also true that he was only the Face, though. Someone in the middle between Player perspective, Artist perspective and Corporate perspective, whose job was to translate each perspective to one another. A tough job, because in every perspective lies a different set of interests and ways to convey them. Regarding the Corporate perspective that’s really tough, as they are the hand that feeds you and developed a well known tendency to deflect their own mistakes, blaming scapegoats instead, out of it. So as the Face, you’re forced to lie to the Corporate perspective about themselves, while lying to the Players, and to a lesser degree the Artists, about the Corporate perspective, to not end up as a scapegoat yourself. But as such Wilson comes over now, which makes me feel sorry for the man.

      I stand to my criticism on him and on the handling of the initial release PR fiasco. But criticism is to learn out of, not to be fired upon. And yeah, if there’s lot to be [re]learnt, but not listened, criticism can turn overboard into the harsh quite easily. But regarding this news about another Corporate decision, as just the newest example in a row, it appears that Wilson honestly tried parlaying the players views and was just drowned in the PR-inflicted fanboiVShater-flamewar, while the responsible party for the miscontempt with the games direction still has both ears shut and eyes closed. So if you read this, Jay: My apologies, Jay, if I’ve gone overboard on you. And if the Corporate side of Blizzard is listening: Stop being idiots [: In sense of the original Greek meaning of the word!] and ruin the fun for everyone by forcibly pushing your views on all. You’re only ruining yourself and Blizzard in the end. (Well, you’d still have your money … I guess that’s something … .. .)

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