Blizzard games will soon have an option to live stream directly to Facebook0 Comments
Though plenty of gamers may disagree, video games have long been a social hobby, and the likes of Twitch and YouTube streaming has helped cement that mentality. It's a trend that's not likely soon to disappear, either, especially considering the new deal struck between Facebook and Blizzard.
Essentially, the new team-up will allow PC users playing Blizzard titles to stream their in-game matches directly to the ultra-popular social media platform. Presumably, Facebook users will be able to sit around and chat with their friends during matches of Hearthstone or Overwatch in much the same way they might socialize on the likes of Twitch.
Though no date has been specificed, this streaming functionality is set to release sometime next month. According to reports, posting a stream to Facebook will be as simple as making use of a "Go Live" option, and streams will show up on the player's Facebook's timeline. From there, users can watch or subscribe in order to be notified of upcoming streams.
As an added benefit, the deal also means players will be able to make use of Battle.net services using their Facebook account. According to Blizzard, this "will pave the way for new social functionality." What they mean by that is not entirely clear, but it's fairly safe to say that Facebook users will become more aware of Blizzard games, though the inverse of that equation is probably not very likely.
Overwatch, Other Blizzard Games Can Be Livestream Directly to Facebook Soon, GameSpot