Facebook Gaming takes a small leap towards cloud gaming

Facebook Gaming 

takes a small leap towards cloud gaming

Facebook Gaming takes a small leap towards cloud gaming

With a market yet to take off, it is clear that all companies are seeing the enormous possibilities that gambling offers through the cloud. And it is that to the services of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, or NVIDIA, Facebook Gaming is now joining, with a new initiative of games in the cloud that is launching in beta version. A test that will begin with the great limitation of a catalog of only five games and exclusive availability for the United States, but that points to rapid expansion.

This first series of games includes big-name titles such as Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Moonton's Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur's Tale, and WWE SuperCard. Like traditional cloud-based game services, these games will be available to play right out of the box, without the need to download or install them.

But while the company looks like a cloud-based version of a gaming service, Facebook insists that it is not a derivative of its current streaming platform: “ We are not creating a separate cloud gaming service. All cloud-streamed games can be played the same way as games now on Facebook, either in our Games tab or in the News Feed. No drivers or special hardware needed - your hands are the controllers, as we are launching with native mobile games '.

Thus, in parallel to this announcement, Facebook Gaming has also received a series of new functions and improvements for its web version and its Android application.

Facebook Gaming takes a small leap towards cloud gaming

For the first time, you will also be able to customize your own avatars and player names that will appear when you play these games. This means that instead of your profile photo and full name showing, your custom avatar and player name will appear.

Cross-play is also being implemented in games that use Facebook Gaming and those that have a downloaded version of the same game. Basically, this allows you to sync your progress and purchases to the Facebook version of these games and any dedicated apps that game may have.

Finally, we have a series of discovery enhancements aimed at the Facebook Gaming app and website, with new features including bookmarks libraries, new discovery titles, or an updated notification system.

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