It only seemed like a matter of time, but Facebook and Blizzard announced yesterday that integration between Facebook and Battle.net will be starting with the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The integration will make it real quick for your online friends to join your Facebook clan. Current Beta testers of the game will get the first shot at playing around with integration, but full features about the integration won’t be known until closer to the launch date later this year.
Battle.net® and Facebook Integration Announced
Blizzard Entertainment’s Next-Generation Online Gaming Platform Will Integrate with Facebook to Enhance Social Gaming Experience
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE
)--Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its Battle.net®
gaming service will integrate with Facebook®
, linking the world's premier online gaming platform with the world's most popular social platform. The first step in the integration will enable StarCraft®
II: Wings of Liberty™
players to quickly add Blizzard gamers who are friends on Facebook to their Battle.net friend lists, facilitating their social gaming experience on the service.
“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.”
"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.