Facebook to launch gaming app focusing on live streaming on Monday, says report
- Facebook Gaming was originally expected to be released in June, but the company reportedly moved up its plans as coronavirus quarantine keeps people at home
- The mobile app will focus on live game streaming in a bid to take on Amazon’s Twitch, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft’s Mixer services
Facebook Gaming was originally expected to be released in June, but the company moved up its plans as coronavirus quarantine keeps people at home, the report said.
“Investing in gaming in general has become a priority for us because we see gaming as a form of entertainment that really connects people,” the newspaper quoted Fidji Simo, head of the gaming app, as saying.
“It’s entertainment that’s not just a form of passive consumption but entertainment that is interactive and brings people together,” Simo said.
The new app also includes casual games and access to gaming communities, according to the NYT.
The iOS versions of the app will be released upon Apple’s approval, it added.
Facebook did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment.