Facebook will offer its own streaming video game platform. Far from wanting to compete with xCloud, Stadia and other GeForce Now, which allow you to play the latest blockbusters, the social network should initially focus on less ambitious titles.
Its service, which should integrate directly into Facebook, will be free, and will allow you to play free-to-play titles.
When the service is launched, it will be possible to play titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends, PGA TOUR Golf Shoutout, Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale or Mobile Legends: Adventure. Other titles will quickly join the catalog offered by Facebook, starting with Dirt Bike Unchained, a title powered by Red Bull which will arrive in the coming weeks. All these titles will be accessible directly from the Gaming section integrated into Facebook.
And in an attempt to appeal to as many people as possible and especially to encourage those who never open the gaming section of the social network, Facebook will soon display playable ads directly in your news feed.
For now, this new cloud gaming offering will only be accessible from Facebook’s web interface, as well as from Facebook’s Android mobile application, and could also be integrated into the dedicated Facebook Gaming application.
As is already the case for xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, iPhone users will be deprived of Facebook’s, Apple is not really inclined to see streaming gaming platforms land on its Mobile OS.
Tested for several weeks with some 200,000 beta testers, this new service is officially launched today in a few states of the United States.