The New Paper

October 27, 2020

Facebook launches cloud-based gaming on its platform

Facebook announced the launch of cloud-based gaming on its platform yesterday. The company noted that games will be playable directly in the Facebook app, diverging from other companies that offer cloud-based gaming as a standalone service. The launch comes amid intense competition in the gaming segment, with several large technology companies launching their own cloud-based services (including Amazon, Google, and Microsoft).

Extra: The service will initially be available on Android and Facebook’s web-based platforms, but the company said it will not be available on iOS due to certain Apple policies. The comments mark the latest in a series of recently-escalating tensions between app developers and app store platforms.

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