Today Facebook officially launched their game streaming platform called Facebook Gaming. Facebook aims to take on the incumbents of Amazon’s Twitch, Microsoft’s Mixer & Google’s YouTube Gaming.
The Android app launched today, while the iOS app is to launch in the near future. What is Facebook’s strategy for taking on the giants, a wider array of titles and a focus on mobile gaming. Facebook will have a ‘Go Live’ feature for Android users to create and watch live gameplay content.
Investing in gaming in general has become a priority for us because we see gaming as a form of entertainment that really connects people,” Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, told the New York Times. “It’s entertainment that’s not just a form of passive consumption but entertainment that is interactive and brings people together.”The New York Times
Source: The New York Times