Facebook start-gaming-app-challenge, Twitch, YouTube, report says – CNET

Facebook start-gaming-app-challenge, Twitch, YouTube, report says – CNET

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Facebook is supposed to be the introduction of a dedcated mobile-gaming-app.

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Facebook is planning a mobile gaming app on Monday is aimed at discerning Twitch, and YouTube’s dominance of the live-game-streaming market, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The free Facebook-Gaming-app is intended for people, which is already active in the online gaming community, but also casual games and access to gaming communities, it’s the Times.

“the investment in gaming in General has become a priority for us, because we see the play as a form of entertainment that really connects people,” Fidji Simo, Director of the Facebook app, said the paper. “It is not entertainment this is just a form of passive consumption, but entertainment that is interactive and brings people together.”

The app was originally planned to be released in June, but the social media giant pushed him a couple of months as the Corona-Virus-pandemic forces people to stay at home more.

Facebook push is a Testament to the popularity of esports, in which the top players around the world battle each other in a variety of games over the internet. Esports was worth more than $1 billion in the last year, and this number is growing fast.

More than 700 million Facebook users play games, watch gaming videos, or post in gaming groups. Last year, the social media giant a gaming tab, launched in the app navigation bar, for people who spend time, play games, view gaming, videos, or interaction in gaming groups. 

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Released on Sun, 19 Apr 2020 19:07:00 +0000

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