Facebook wants a crack at WoW and Diablo fans of gaming

Diablo 3 Whimsyshire
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We've heard for what seems like ages that the time is nigh for "hardcore" games on Facebook. While some developers have been successful in attracting the network's proverbial Big Foot, the core gamer on Facebook is no less mythical. Now, even Facebook itself is on a mission to bring fans of some of gaming's greatest franchises into the fray, according to an interview with GamesIndustry International.

"That trend of taking games and game categories that have not traditionally been on Facebook and putting them there is going to be huge this year," Facebook games product manager Matt Wyndowe told GamesIndustry. "If you look at huge franchises that are built like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and those types of games, all of those people are on Facebook and want to engage with their friends in these kinds of things."

Wyndowe name-drops developers like Kixeye of Backyard Monsters fame and Diamond Dash maker Wooga as game makers that have made strides to bring new kinds of games to Facebook. But according to this product manager, the company isn't interested in sitting back and letting game creators figure out how to continue the trend.

"In addition to our priority of increasing discovery of these quality games, we also want to make sure we enable great real-time gameplay with friends that you have in Facebook." Between that and a look at upcoming games like KingsRoad, that's all we needed to hear (and see). We'll try to be patient, Facebook, we'll try.

[Via Pocket Gamer]

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