Battle.net to be linked with Facebook
Blizzard announced today that they will be integrating Battle.net with Facebook. This functionality is planned to begin during the Starcraft II beta and will be available when Wings of Liberty ships in July, as well as once the Cataclysm beta arrives (hopefully). “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 link will be optional to all users, so those who may not want to link and share their exploits can choose not to. I do think the ability to be able to see who all on my Facebook friends is on Battle.net will be great for Starcraft II as well as WoW. I’ll be interested to see what the full functionality will be like and if they may add in anything special to the mix. You can read the full press release here.