Facebook adds cloud gaming feature to its platform – Reuters UK

SUBMIT PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration( Reuters) – Facebook Inc FB.O on Monday released a free-to-play cloud gaming function on its social networks platform, permitting users to stream and play video games like “Asphalt 9: Legends” and “WWE SuperCard” without downloading them.
” Were not spinning off a different cloud gaming service,” the business said in a blog here post, including that all cloud-streamed video games can be used the platforms gaming tab or News Feed.
Facebooks video gaming feature is smaller in scale than premium cloud-based game streaming services like Googles GOOGL.O Stadia, Nvidias NVDA.O GeForce NOW or Amazon.coms AMZN.O Luna, which are contending for users in a high-growth market.
The feature will be readily available to Android and web users for now, Facebook said, while it was dealing with alternative choices to introduce the feature on Apples AAPL.O iOS.
” Apple deals with video games in a different way and continues to put in control over an extremely valuable resource,” the business stated, including it is unsure if introducing on Apples app shop is a “practical” course.

Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur