Facebook is Looking into Launching Own Gaming Platform

In theory, those could be ported to platform with very little extra work from their respective developers. The company paid out more than $2.5B to web-game developers in 2015. The company is teaming up with Unity to make it easier for developers to bring their apps to its gaming platform.

"Developers channel their talent and passion into creating unbelievable games, but development is only part of the challenge", Unity VP Elliot Solomon stated in a press release about the partnership.

Unity and Facebook are collaborating to build new functionality into Unity that streamlines the process for exporting and publishing games onto Facebook. Unity will integrate support for the Facebook platform, including an all-new PC gaming platform now in development.

, the desktop platform has evolved significantly from a downloadable Windows app (called the ) that started beta testing earlier this year.

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Facebook said that they are building a new gaming service but no further details have been given as of now, has learned.

The social network announced today that it is working with game engine company Unity on a "dedicated, immersive experience [built] exclusively for gamers" in a move that would seemingly position it in competition with Steam.

Per the expanded partnership, Facebook is also promising to help Unity developers more effectively reach gamers on its network.

Facebook was once the hub of social gaming, earning well over $250 million in one of its many peaks, and yet after all this time Facebook still has over 650 million users who play games each month. If you're a developer, here, but you need to do so by August 31. The company can't easily capture that revenue, so it's looking for other ways to keep developers interested in writing titles for Facebook. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets even made its way to the platform with the SteamVR store for compatible games.

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