Revolutionary social networking tool Twitter is to get in-game support in two of MMO’s biggest names – Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and Cryptic’s upcoming Champions Online.
Offworld reports that new add-on TweetCraft will allow WoW players to send and receive Tweets in-game and upload screenshots using Twitpic. It will also allow gamers to auto-Tweet when they log in to the game.
Developer Cryptic has also confirmed Twitter support in its upcoming title, with a statement on the official blog explaining:
We’re really excited to get in-game tweet testing out to our beta players. This feature is in initial testing stages and will most likely have issues. Beta players, please keep in mind that you are still under an NDA while testing this feature.”
Twitter took pride of place centre stage at last month’s E3, where Microsoft announced that a client for the service will be heading to Xbox 360 later this year.
Twitter also played a significant role in the E3 hype machine, with many companies using the social network to spread early word of their big news.