Blizzard’s new deal with Facebook lets you stream Hearthstone, Overwatch straight to your FB feed

It’s going to be easier than its ever been to log into your Battle.Net account soon. Blizzard have announced a new deal with Facebook that will allow players to livestream games directly to their newsfeeds and log in using their Facebook credentials.

In the short term, this benefits Blizzard in that it makes Battle.Net very easy to log into and it gives Facebook’s 1 billion+ users access to the service. Looking ahead, Blizzard plans to use Facebook’s Live API to add a greater degree of social interaction to their titles.

The biggest attraction, however, will be the new livestreaming functionality. There’s currently no timeline to suggest when the streaming ability will be up and running, Blizz says they’ll be adding Facebook’s “Go Live” streaming to their library. All you’ll have to do is hit the Go Live button and the stream will begin on your Facebook timeline. From there, your friends can watch and chat with you as you play.

Time will tell how this deal will work out for both Blizzard and Facebook, but it’s certainly a big step for the livestreaming community.

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David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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