Blizzard will integrate Facebook livestreaming into games

Soon you'll be able to stream Blizzard games directly thanks to Facebook Live API integration.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Jun 7 2016 4:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Blizzard is teaming up with Facebook to offer integrated livestreaming in its games. Once you connect your Facebook account, you'll be able to stream to your timeline, and friends can subscribe and receive notifications about when you're streaming.

Blizzard will integrate Facebook livestreaming into games | TweakTown.com

"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 Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard Entertainment. "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 developer and Facebook are working on the functionality now and although no timeline is specified, Facebook Login will be implemented later this month, so possibly it will launch then or near after.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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