Facebook is launching PC gaming platform of its own and also decided to partner with the gaming firm Unity game development toolset for publishing on the service. Facebook is a social networking site but also few features like apps and games make it more amazing.
Recently facebook was known as Farmbook because of the game Farmville which was played by the massive amount of users. Facebook has decided to launch his first ever PC gaming platform. It is being said that this platform will totally depend on upon the developers using ubiquitous Unity game engine according to the company release.
The first partnership project will be developer centric, Which will have a huge impact on the users who play games on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg and team members have described it as a feature which is baked into unity because this will allow a studio for publishing directly to Facebook also the aforementioned Facebook PC gaming platform with few small efforts and code changing.
Elliot Solomon Unity’s VP of business development said in a canned statement from a press release. “Integrating tools that provide effortless access to Facebook’s network is a key part of helping developers find the success they deserve”.
Unity is actually a very popular and also free-to-use tool employed company across the industry by many numbers of indie developers. You might have seen few titles already built with it. For example Firewatch, Kerbal Space Program, Ori and the Blind Forest, Superhot, Monument Valley and Alto’s Adventure, are the few titles which you might have seen. These all are developed by using the Unity toolset. Also, there are chances that these can be ported to the Facebook platform according to developers respectively.
Facebook said that it paid out over $2.5 billion to web-game devs last year alone and that there are more than 650 million players on the gaming network of Facebook. For example, a two-day trial was taken in the report and was found that a stream reported that there were 11 million concurrent users. Also, facebook is running an alpha test and it is being said that the applications joining are open until august 31st.