Facebook announced Cloud gaming service with free to play mobile games. The games can be played through App and browser with no downloads required and instant play. Cloud-streamed games are launching on Facebook in two complementary formats:
- Full, free-to-play mobile games in a relaunched destination for Play.
- Cloud playable ads so people can instantly try out a game on Facebook.
Free-to-Play Cloud Games Launching in Beta on Android and Web at fb.gg/play
The first set of Games includes Asphalt 9: Legends by Gameloft; Mobile Legends: Adventure by Moonton; PGA TOUR Golf Shootout by Concrete Software, Inc.; Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale by Qublix Games; and WWE SuperCard by 2K. Dirt Bike Unchained by Red Bull will be added in coming weeks. There will be more genres and title going ahead.
The company has also shared their vision at the same time making sure they are thinking about long term and will go at a slower pace.
Facebook users can play game within the ads on Android and iOS Platforms. This will be HTML5 playable ads format.
“Unfortunately, Facebook is not launching cloud games on iOS, so only Android and web players will enjoy integrated cloud games on Facebook while we work on alternative options for iOS. Even with Apple’s new cloud games policy, we don’t know if launching on the App Store is a viable path. “Of course, there is always the open Internet,” so mobile browsers may wind up being an option, but there are limitations to what we can offer on Safari. While our iOS path is uncertain, one thing is clear. Apple treats games differently and continues to exert control over a very precious resource.”
Facebook Cloud gaming service will go ahead with some other players with similar vision and Facebook may seem to expand further. Check out Amazon Luna Cloud Gaming service.