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Facebook Launches ‘Facebook Gaming’ App Early Due To COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Facebook have forced through an early release of their brand new ‘Facebook Gaming’, a platform created in order to compete with Twitch and YouTube’s streaming services

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic the number of people competing within Esports and online gaming has seen a dramatic rise, as people have been forced to stay at home in the majority.

Without the access to watching live sports, people have been finding other products to view in order to keep themselves entertained, so platform’s such as Twitch and YouTube have leapt even further to the forefront of people’s minds.

Therefore, Facebook has accelerated their new Facebook Gaming platform in order to try and capitalise on this, with Facebook themselves admitting that the original release was due to take place in June of this year, with an iOS version yet to be completely developed.

Facebook announced through their Facebook Gaming page on Twitter: “The Facebook Gaming app is a focused, gaming-only experience where you can watch your favorite streamers, play instant games and take part in gaming groups. It’s all of Facebook Gaming in one neat, app-sized package.

“We’re launching the Facebook Gaming app first on Google Play – but yes, an iOS version is in the works. (Truthfully, we were planning a June launch, but given the state of the world, we figured you might want to let you #PlayApartTogether a little earlier.)”

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