Blizzard will take the social element of their Battle.net gaming service to a whole new level in the near future with a complete Facebook integration, allowing gamers experience all the goodies of both platforms.
Of course, one of the biggest games of this year – Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will be the main attraction for this new feature: Blizzard gamers who are friends on Facebook to their Battle.net friend lists, facilitating their social gaming experience on the service.
“We’re pleased to be working with Facebook to integrate their platform with Battle.net to enhance the social-entertainment experience for our players,” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “This new functionality will make it easier than ever to connect with friends on Battle.net and play StarCraft II and future Blizzard Entertainment games together.”
The new Facebook functionality in Battle.net will be tested in the near future via the ongoing StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta test and will be available to all StarCraft II players when the game ships later this year. Information about other Facebook-related features on Battle.net will be announced at a later date, so stay tuned to find out everything about this cool upcoming feature!