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Facebook launches the beta version of its cloud gaming platform

Cloud Gaming will transform video games and Facebook also desires to own its place. For this purpose, Google has already offered its Stadia service. In this lineup, Microsoft launched xCloud and Amazon introduced Luna, its cloud gaming service.

For its part, Facebook has simply launched beta tests of a feature that may also permit you to get pleasure from streaming games on its Facebook gaming platform. We forget it sometimes, however, Facebook incorporates a video game platform (web games and Instant Games that are vying on Facebook and courier apps).

Currently, Instant Games and HTML5 games on the Facebook app have already got 380 million users. And soon, these players also will be able to benefit from a cloud gaming platform.

Facebook prefers to go step by step

While Google and Microsoft let you play AAA titles on a smartphone, Facebook prefers to take it slow.

“We believe in the long-term future of cloud gaming, but we won’t try to wow you with the wonders of our data centers, compression algorithms, resolutions, or frames per second. Cloud game streaming to the general public still has a way to go, and it’s important to understand both the benefits and the reality of the technology rather than trying to sell where it will be in the future. ” Says Jason Rubin, vice president at Facebook.

For now, the cloud gaming beta test of Facebook is only available in some states of the USA. Additionally, Facebook provided only 5 games in this cloud gaming namely Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale, and WWE SuperCard. All games are free of cost.

Right now Facebook launched only those games which are designed for mobile. Action and adventure will be launched in the next year.

Only Available for Android and the web, not for the iOS

Currently, beta testing is only available for Android and the web, not for the iOS platform. Although the Cupertino company currently permits streaming games on iPhones, Facebook queries the viability of a launch on the App Store.

Facebook might after all supply its cloud diversion platform via the net on iPhones (and thus escape the terribly restrictive laws of the App Store), except for the instant there would be too several limitations.

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