Blizzard's Next-Gen Battle.net Detailed for StarCraft 2, Diablo 3
Battle.net--Blizzard's online matchmaking portal and community for games including the Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo series--is getting some modern touch-ups in time for the releases of Diablo III and StarCraft II.
Fan site DIII.net has compiled a list of new features gleaned from statements from Blizzard higher-ups. Among the new expected features are:
Most of these features are clearly the result of lessons learned from Blizzard's online juggernaut World of Warcraft, while new eSports features should satiate a competitive following frothing at the mouth for StarCraft II. The revamped Battle.net is expected to premiere with next year's probable release of RTS sequel StarCraft II.
- Clan support
- Advanced friends list
- In-game chat and voice chat
- Enhanced cheat detection and punishment
- Web community overhaul
- eSports support and automated tournaments