Blizzard Will Allow Users to Stream Its Games Via Facebook Live

Facebook partnered with video game company Blizzard Entertainment to integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live API into Blizzard's games.

Facebook and video-game company Blizzard Entertainment announced that Blizzard will integrate Facebook Login and the Facebook Live API into its games. The Live API will allow Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines.

Blizzard will add Facebook Login to its PC games later this month. This will allow users to sign up for and log in to games such as World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Overwatch (pictured) and more using their Facebook accounts.

Meanwhile, the integration of the Facebook Live API will add “Go Live” streaming functionality to Blizzard’s titles. Once this feature becomes available, players will be able to live-stream their gameplay sessions to Facebook, and their friends will be able to subscribe and receive notifications when new streams are available.

In a statement, Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard, commented:

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. 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.

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