Blizzard has just launched a brand new feature, integration of streaming live game directly through Facebook. Called Blizzard Streaming, which is the result of a collaboration between the two companies and can be activated with a single click.
The update its client Blizzard at this time is a new button in the upper right corner, shape of a camera. Once users log in to your account Blizzard your Facebook profile, they will be able to broadcast live the game directly to the network of the world’s largest instant social communication.
“Blizzard Streaming” said a press release issued today, “empowers players around the world to connect and share their gaming experiences directly to Facebook, it launched hour ago and is now living in the Americas, Southeast Asia, australia and New Zealand, with global access soon. ”
The same statement said that the function is only available for Windows PC devices, and will come to Mac soon.
It is a warning shot to Twitch owned by Amazon, which has seen an increase in the content of the Blizzard brand in recent years. First-person shooter Overwatch content has been a feather in the cap of service since the game’s release at the end of May this year. The game is currently at number six in the games broadcast live more actively being played at this time, and has been among the five most watched games of the service since its launch.
Before the launch of Overwatch, however, Blizzard had strong words for Twitch and how their community is monitored. The very public confrontation stems from a stone home tournament emission shining a light on trolls fed, racist hatred that develop in the comments sections live twitch.
Some form of corrective action, in the form of a pilot program between Blizzard and Twitch reportedly in the works. We have come to Twitch for an update on their progress.
The transmission option comes just a few months after Blizzard and Facebook worked together to allow Facebook login to access PC games, including Overwatch, hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2.Ads.