The social media behemoth has added popular Ubisoft titles to its cloud gaming platform, which now covers almost the entire US population, with plans to expand to Europe next year.
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The latest report from Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet shows that live streaming platforms saw a major surge in growth thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced many to stay at home.
With titles like Asphalt 9 and WWE SuperCard, Facebook has launched an array of 'cloud-streamed' games that can be played on Android phones and PCs. But support for iOS and iPadOS is missing.
Facebook Gaming is giving its partnered streamers access to a vast collection of copyrighted songs that they can play while livestreaming games, thanks to its partnerships with the music industry.
Facebook today launched its Gaming app on iOS, but without any in-app games. The company says Apple rejected the app multiple times, because of which it had to strip the functionality completely.
Microsoft has announced that its game streaming service, Mixer, is shutting down next month. The company will transition users and streaming partners to Facebook Gaming over the next few weeks.
There has been a spike in the popularity of video games during the pandemic. Facebook is now launching a dedicated gaming app on Monday. Initially, the app will be available to Android users only.
Microsoft's gaming-focused streaming service seems to be the worst-performing platform among its competitors, falling behind as users flock to rival services like Twitch during the ongoing pandemic.
A recent report from StreamElements shows that Microsoft's Mixer and Facebook Gaming managed to grow their slice of the streaming market in 2019, chipping away at Twitch and YouTube.
Facebook is relocating its gaming tab from its previous spot in the bookmarks menu to a more prominent location on the platform's main navigation. It'll be available to a small set of users at first.