New Games in a Fresh Destination for Play on Facebook
Facebook on Monday put its spin on cloud gaming by letting players instantly hop into an array of mobile games at the social network without downloading apps, but won’t be offering the service for Apple iOS devices.
Here are some highlights:
- Free-to-Play Cloud Games Launching in Beta on Android and Web at fb.gg/play (we’re not launching on iOS … for now): Our first set of games available this week include 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 Games. In the coming weeks we’ll add Dirt Bike Unchained by Red Bull, and we’ll continue to test new experiences and expand the games library.
- Player Names and Cross-Play: For the first time on Facebook, we’re introducing player names and gaming-themed avatars for players to represent themselves in game instead of using their full name and profile picture. And, all developers integrating Facebook Login for Gaming can enable cross-play between the downloaded version of their game and the cloud version on Facebook.
- Cloud Playable Ads Launching on Android and iOS in the US: Building on our HTML5 playable ads format, we’re launching cloud playable ads. With this new format, we can now support interactive demos from a game’s native code, blurring the line between games and ads.
- A Redesigned Destination for Play on Facebook: Our newly designed Gaming tab includes updated discovery and re-engagement features to help players find new games to try and get back into the ones they’ve played.
Source – Facebook