Social media giant Facebook has announced that it will launch an independent gaming app in April to compete with Twitch and YouTube.
Facebook Gaming came to life on the desktop site and on Android devices. However, due to Apple’s gaming policy, the application cannot be used on devices running iOS.
A limited number of users were invited to try free games without having to log out of Facebook or download the games on their devices. Assuming that more than 200,000 users can currently use the platform, this number is expected to increase in the future.
The Facebook Gaming application allows users to follow other players, watch live streams and leave comments.
Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Asphalt 9: Legends, Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale and WWE SuperCar games are available for now.
THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT
Facebook Play Vice President Jason Rubin said in a blog post: “We don’t know if it’s a viable way to launch on the App Store, due to Apple’s new cloud gaming policy.”
Stating that Facebook has reservations due to the App Store’s restrictive policies, Rubin said, “Our iOS path is unclear. “Apple treats games differently and continues to control a very valuable asset.”
Some developers complain that Apple’s 30% transaction disruption is a huge loss of revenue, while others complain that games need to be reviewed separately and in-app purchases need to be used to unlock games. functionality.
Apple claims that the App Store donates billions of dollars to independent developers and that its apps are affordable compared to other digital markets.