INTRO: The social media giant Facebook has unveiled a new cloud gaming service that will enable users to stream free Android games via Facebook.com and the Facebook Android app. In a politician blog post, the corporate said: “All cloud-streamed games are playable within the same way you play games now on Facebook — whether it’s in our Gaming tab or from News Feed”.
The new and latest set of games available in the week include Asphalt 9: Legends by Gameloft; Mobile Legends: Adventure by Moonton; PGA TOUR Golf Shootout by Concrete Software, Inc.; Solitaire: Arthur’s Tale by Qublix Games; and WWE SuperCard by 2K Games. The company plans to add Dirt Bike Unchained by Red Bull in the coming weeks. What’s more, the corporate says that it’ll still test new experiences and expand the games library going forward.
The games are often played normally with none additional hardware or controllers, since they’re all compatible with keyboards and mice on desktops. The service is launching in beta only on Android and the web, with the company specifically saying that it won’t be available on iOS any time soon. Blaming Apple’s “new cloud gaming policy” for its decision to forego iOS, Facebook said that launching the service on the App Store might not be a viable path in the foreseeable future.
The company, however, said that the service could be available on iPhones via web-browsers, but there’s no official timeline for that just yet. “Stay tuned as we compute the simplest way for people to play games when and the way they need , no matter what device they bought”, said the corporate .
You can check out Facebook’s new cloud gaming service at fb.gg/play.