Facebook Monday announced the launch of a cloud gaming service. The social media giant has not created a separate platform like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna to facilitate the gaming service, games will be launched on its social media platform. This would mean that users will be able to play demanding games like Asphalt 9, WWE SuperCard Facebook without even downloading them.
Speaking of the cloud gaming service, Jason Rubin, VP of Play, Facebook said in a blog post: “Today we announce it Facebook Gaming has launched several cloud streaming games in Facebook app and browser: playable immediately, no download required. We recently had 200,000 people playing our cloud streaming games per week in limited regions, so while it’s not exactly a secret, I’m excited to showcase what we’re building. Streaming games to the cloud promises to provide unprecedented access to games on every screen. And while we’re excited to play a part in that future, that future is still far away. So, before we talk about our aspirations, let me start with what we are not doing. Game ads in the cloud are prone to being advertised, so I’ll be speaking openly from the start.
Previously, Google had launched a separate platform for cloud-based game streaming services like Stadia, even Amazon had announced Luna. But with Facebook, there would be no separate platform. Users will be able to play the games on their Android phones and on the web once the games are launched.
In the Rubin blog revealed that users will be able to play the games in the Gaming tab on Facebook or the news feed. “All cloud streaming games are playable the same way you play now Facebook – whether it’s in our Games tab or from the news feed. No special hardware or controllers are required; your hands are the controller as we are launching with native mobile games. And you can play these games with a mouse and keyboard on the desktop. More than 380 million * people play Facebook games every month, and people will be playing cloud streaming games alongside those playing HTML5 instant games. And if we do our job right, you won’t notice how the games are delivered “,
The cloud-based gaming services of Facebook will be launched for android and web users. The feature will not be available for iOS users at the moment. “Even with Apple’s new cloud gaming policy, we don’t know if launching on the App Store is a viable option. “Of course, there’s always the internet open,” so mobile browsers may become an option, but there are limits to what we can offer on Safari. While our iOS path is uncertain, one thing is clear. Apple treats games differently and continues to exercise control over a very valuable asset. Stay tuned as we work out the best way for people to play when and how they want, regardless of the device they bought, ”Jason said in the blog.
Facebook will initially launch the cloud gaming service in the United States. It will be available in California, Texas and Northeast and Mid Atlantic states including Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and West Virginia.
Facebook hasn’t created a separate platform like Google Stadia and Amazon Luna to facilitate the gaming service, games will be launched on its social media platform.
- Facebook Monday announced the launch of a cloud gaming service.
- Facebook will launch the game service on its platform.
- The cloud-based gaming services of Facebook will be launched for android and web users.