It is no doubt that gaming industry is huge and is still growing with every passing year, and many companies are trying to get into the industry to try their luck and make money in the process. This time Facebook Team has announced that they are working on a new PC gaming platform to support game developers.
According to announcement, Facebook will be working with Unity to streamline the development process for the games to be published on the upcoming PC gaming platform. This will allow the game publishing to be easier on their new PC gaming platform, and will also allow their millions of users to enjoy their games.
Unity and Facebook are joining forces to build new functionality into Unity that streamlines the process for exporting and publishing games onto Facebook. This will allow Unity developers to quickly deliver their games to the more than 650 million players who enjoy playing Facebook-connected games every month — a massive and highly-engaged gaming community that enabled Facebook to pay out over $2.5 billion to just web-game developers in 2015 alone.
The company has announced that a closed alpha for their new PC gaming platform will be available to a limited number of developers. Interested developers can sign up for the closed alpha before August 31, 2016. The company has also announced that integration will only work with titles using Unity 5.4 and above.
Now I believe that Facebook intends to compete with likes of Steam, which is not only huge but the biggest PC gaming platform. However, in order to compete with them, the company requires huge collection of games developed in Unity, which is not impossible if the developers are willing.
So what do you think of the new PC gaming platform from Facebook and Unity? Do you think it will be successful? Let us know in the comments.