The technology giant renewed its games tab on the platform, although it clarifies that it is not a new service.
Facebook launched on Monday the first titles that can be played directly through the cloud, no need for downloads, using its Android mobile application or from the browser, and that includes games such as Asphalt 9: Legends y Mobile Legends: Adventure.
Facebook is the latest technology giant to enter the world of cloud video games, but the company’s offering is quite different from the competition promoted by Microsoft with xCloud, Amazon Luna o Google Stadia what They offer independent services for a fixed fee.
As they clarified from the social network in a statement, this novelty does not imply a separate streaming service, but rather a upgrade how to play video games in your tab Facebook Gaming or directly through the news feed of the social network.
More of 380 million people They play video games every month through Facebook, according to data from the social network, and now the game in the cloud will reach all users who play through the new HTML5 web standard at instant games, titles that can be played since 2016 on Facebook and Messenger.
Video games in the Facebook cloud can be played through your Android mobile application in beta -not for iOS, for now- and from the desktop version of the social network. The intention of Facebook is that the user “does not realize how the games come to him.”
Cloud gaming reaches multiple free video games starting this Monday, including Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale and WWE SuperCard. The title will also be added in the coming weeks Dirt Bike Unchained.
Facebook Gaming also incorporated other novelties among which is the possibility of enter player names and avatars, instead of having to use the Facebook username and image.
Also, cloud play makes it possible for players to have the function of cross game from different devices.
Likewise, Facebook has used HTML5 to launch playable ads in the cloud in its version for Android and iOS, a new format that for now can only be used in the United States.
The social network also took the opportunity to redesign its video games tab, which now allows players to discover new titles, as well as functions to use the games they previously played again.