Oct 26, 2020

Facebook avoids Apple with cloud-gaming launch

Initially, only five titles already available as standalone smartphone apps will be accessible - via the main Facebook and Facebook Gaming apps on Android and Facebook's website on PCs. Later, it may add "All types of games". Facebook has long offered games via its platforms, most notably Farmville, Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. Facebook's foray into cloud gaming makes sense as far as the current gaming landscape is concerned. Facebook's focus on streaming mobile games is a smart one as these are the sorts of titles that tend to be less performance intensive. With everyone from Amazon to Microsoft and Google taking a bet on cloud gaming, the jury is out on Facebook's further aspirations to grab gamers' eyeballs.

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