Facebook releases free video games via streaming


The games are accessible on the Internet and on Google’s Android-based devices, but are not available for Apple’s iOS for now

Facebook announced on Monday (26) that from now on it will be possible to access several free video games without the need to download them from the platform, in line with the recent launches of other major American companies in the digital sector.

Unlike Google and Amazon, however, the social networking giant doesn’t offer a full service, but it does offer users the ability to access certain titles in the cloud, either from the Facebook mobile app or from an internet browser.

“No materials or game controls are needed – your hands are the controls, ever since we started with video games developed specifically for smartphones,” said Jason Rubin, vice president of Facebook’s Games department in a blog post.

Five titles are available at the launch of the beta of “Facebook Gaming” in the United States: a racing game (Asphal 9: Legends), a golf game (PGA TOUR Golf Shootout), another RPG (Mobile Legends: Adventure) and two card games (Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale and WWE SuperCard).

The games are free, but they contain in-app purchase options and advertisements.

They are accessible on the Internet and on devices running Google’s Android mobile operating system, but are not yet available for Apple’s iOS.

The Apple brand currently also works in the video game industry at its app store, the AppStore, through which it receives commissions paid by publishers.

An equivalent system exists on Google’s Play Store, but the group also authorizes users of Android-equipped devices to turn to other online stores.

Big American tech companies are showing a growing interest in streaming video games, as demonstrated by the launches in recent months of the Stadia, Google, and Luna, Amazon platforms.


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