The video game giant Blizzard Entertainment is stepping headlong into the future of web apps and connectivity with their gaming platform Battle.net. It started last year when the gaming company introduced integration with Twitter into their video game World of Warcraft. This allowed players to use Twitter to promote in-game events, milestones, achievements or even just to show off screenshots from in-game. Now blizzard is taking it to the next level.
In the Battle.net client they have now introduced the ability to stream any of their games live to Facebook with little to no effort at all! All you have to do is open your gaming client and click the stream button in the top right corner of the program. It will then stream any game you are currently playing live to your Facebook account so your friends and family can watch you play your games. This is a big step forward in video game streaming as before this you had to use several different programs to stream your games and it could be complicated to set up and keep running. With this new Facebook streaming integration anyone can do it with just the click of a button
Blizzard Entertainment has expressed interest in adding more features like this to it’s gaming platform but has yet to release anymore details on any future projects, keeping their plans close to their chest as they like to do until they think the product is ready. I personally expect great things from Blizzard and can’t wait to see what they come out with next in terms of integrating other platforms into their products.