After purchasing cloud gaming tech PlayGiga last year, Facebook launched cloud gaming support in beta. Facebook has announced over 1.5 million users play games via cloud streaming on their app. The service is on track to cover 100% of mainland U.S. by fall. They’re also launching in Canada, Mexico, and Europe later this year and early into the next.
The cloud model of Facebook Gaming is unique. The service has no subscription cost and every game is free to play and ad supported. Furthermore, cloud-run games live alongside those running HTML5.
People play our cloud-streamed games right alongside games in HTML5. And they shouldn’t have to think too hard about how the games are delivered so long as we do our jobs right.
It can be hard to tell what type of game you’re playing. The concept, though, is that more resource-intensive games are playable on any given device, no matter how old.
We now have over 25 cloud-streamed games on the platform, with recent additions including: Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch by Atari, Lego Legacy Heroes Unboxed and Dragon Mania Legends by Gameloft and State of Survival by FunPlus.
The Facebook Gaming app is available on iOS and Android.