The new cloud gaming service takes a different route than existing offers

Facebook today presented its own cloud gaming service, which, however, will be limited to free-2-play games from the mobile sector. During the day, the first titles should be available in selected regions via the Facebook app or in the browser. These are initially a few US states. Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA Tour Golf Shootout and Solitaire: Arthur's Tale will appear there this week. Facebook's announcement said the company has no intention of replacing your preferred gaming hardware. Instead, they want to expand the possibilities with which games can be used with the cloud gaming offer. In addition, there are no additional costs for players who want to play their titles via the cloud in the future. As with other offers, Facebook Gaming will initially only be available for Android and in the Broser. Support for iOS is not yet available. Here, too, Apple's strict guidelines are likely to play a role again.

At the start, the cloud gaming service will be available in two other versions. This includes a separate gaming area on the website that gives you an overview of the various mobile games. In addition, Facebook is introducing the so-called cloud playable ads. Here users can click on an advertising banner and start playing the game straight away. The team will also soon be offering player names and avatars. So far, the real names and pictures were mostly used in the mobile titles. With the new feature, players are now displayed a little more anonymously on rankings and other things.

Compared to its competitors, Facebook is choosing a completely different strategy. Google and Amazon currently prefer AAA titles with their offers, which can then be streamed directly via a compatible device of their choice. For this, however, not only a membership, but usually also the purchase of the game is necessary.

Source: Facebook

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