Each month, more than 1.5 million people play cloud-streamed games on Facebook Gaming, and the social network recently announced that cloud gaming would reach Canada and Mexico by early 2022 and Western and Central Europe by the end of the year.
Facebook Gaming recently welcomed top gaming company Ubisoft as a partner, and the famous Assassin’s Creed Rebellion is now available as a cloud-streamed game.
Facebook announced a beta program last October to expand the library of mobile games on Facebook. The platform began with launching cloud-streamed games on Android and the web in select US regions.
“We’ve now scaled our infrastructure significantly, and we’re on track to reach 100 percent coverage by fall of this year,” Jason Rubin, VP of Play at Facebook, said in a statement on Thursday.
It is an indication that people are having fun and that we are on the path to delivering developer value, he said.
Announcing its Cloud gaming service last October, Facebook launched several new games in its main app and on browsers for Android and the web, but quit Apple, saying the path to Cloud gaming on iOS is uncertain.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, admitted that Facebook launched an iOS version of its gaming app after it was “forced to make a concession to bring it to the App Store” several times.
Rubin said the company does not plan to spin off a separate service, charge subscription fees, or replace consoles, PCs, or mobile phones.
Adding free-to-play mobile games is something we’re doing in a measured way and deepening the games people can play with their friends. Our cloud-streaming platform will help us deliver games across devices, wherever people want to play,” he said.
More than 25 cloud-streamed games are now available on Facebook, including Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch by Atari, Lego Legacy Heroes Unboxed, Dragon Mania Legends by Gameloft, and State of Survival by FunPlus.
We are also continuing to update our Play destination on Facebook Gaming. We are making it easier to discover and play the best and most popular games, whether they are cloud-streamed or HTML5″, the company said.