StarCraft II Hooks Up With Facebook

Starting with the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty your Facebook friends can easily become your Battle.net buddies as well, as Blizzard unveils integration with the world's most popular social networking website.

Odds are your Facebook and Battle.net friends list don't coincide much, but that's about to change, as Blizzard reveals Facebook integration features coming to Battle.net with the release of the first game in the StarCraft II trilogy. The initial integration will give Battle.net users the ability to add Facebook friends to their Battle.net friend list. That's the sort of unobtrusive Facebook integration I can appreciate. The moment I start getting group invites for World of Warcraft instances in my Facebook feed however, I'm out.

"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."

Facebook functionality will be introduced into the StarCraft II beta in the coming weeks, leading up to the game's July 27 release.

And this is only the beginning. Look for more details on further Battle.net/Facebook integration from Blizzard in the coming months.