Blizzard and Facebook team up for streaming

The Olympic committee looks really different now.

Blizzard’s just announced a new partnership with Facebook that will allow players to livestream their games on the social media platform and give Facebook some much-needed street cred amongst core gamers. Says the press release,

“Adding Facebook Login will pave the way for new social functionality in Blizzard games while highlighting Facebook’s capabilities as a platform for sharing, viewing, and discussing AAA game content. As an example, Blizzard is in the process of incorporating Facebook’s Live API in order to create its own “Go Live” streaming functionality for its games. When this functionality is implemented, players will for the first time be able to livestream their Blizzard-gaming sessions directly to their Facebook timelines, and friends will be able to subscribe and be notified when new streams are available.”

If you watched Jeff Kaplan’s Overwatch Q&A stream the day before launch, then you’ve already had a glimpse of what the platform can do.

Source: Press release

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