Blizzard today announced that it’s working with Facebook to make it easier than ever to sign into its games, and to stream them online. It’s going to implement the social network’s Facebook Live API in its existing game lineup, enabling players to directly stream the likes of Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo 3, and more to Facebook. Players will also be able to use their Facebook Login credentials to access these games on PC.
Blizzard is calling this feature “Go Live” and it says that the feature will be implemented in the near future, allowing players to stream its games directly to their timelines.
“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 Gio Hunt, the executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard.
It’s interesting to note that Blizzard is adding Facebook Login support in all of its PC games, the developer also says that this is going to “pave the way for new social functionality in Blizzard games,” though it hasn’t confirmed when this feature is going to go live.
Players will no doubt find it much easier to stream games to Facebook, and also to log in using their Facebook credentials, the social network has more than one billion users and this is a great way to open up Blizzard’s game portfolio to a lot of them.