Facebook Gaming to Take on Twitch, Mixer and YouTube

 Facebook Gaming to Take on Twitch, Mixer and YouTube

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.

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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