Facebook adds cloud gaming feature to its platform

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Yesterday, Facebook Inc established a free-to-play cloud gambling feature on its social media platform, allowing users to stream and play games like “Asphalt 9: Legends” and “WWE SuperCard” without downloading them.

“We’re not spinning off a separate cloud gaming service,” the firm said in a blog article, adding that cloud-streamed games can be performed on the platform’s gaming tab or News Feed.

Facebook’s gaming feature is smaller in scale compared to premium cloud-based game streaming solutions like Google’s Stadia, Nvidia’s GeForce NOW or even Amazon.com’s Luna, which are competing for consumers in a high-growth market.

The feature will be available to Android and web users for now, Facebook said, while it had been working on other choices to launch the feature on Apple’s iOS.

“Apple treats games differently and continues to exert control over a very precious resource,” the company said, adding it is unsure if launching on Apple’s app shop is a “viable” path.

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The team at Platform Executive hope you have enjoyed this news article. Initial reporting via our official content partners at Thomson Reuters. Reporting by Ayanti Bera in Bengaluru. Editing by Arun Koyyur.

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