After finally conceding the mobile gaming race to iOS and Android, Zuckerberg’s love child Facebook decided the cake is not a lie, and went to compete with Steam by launching its own PC gaming platform named Gameroom.
Combining ideas, several name changes and a little fairy dust to get the whole ordeal going, Facebook’s Gameroom is finally made available for beta testing and download.
The software is currently supports Windows 7 and up, and allows users a PC game experience without the constant distractions of cat videos or click-bait articles constantly expectorated by the infamous Facebook news feed.
A Wild Gameroom Appears!
It will be a tough battle however, as currently Steam can brag with 125 million plus active users, with millions being active at Valve’s platform at any moment in time. Gameroom has to compete against all odds, since gamers can only pick between native Gameroom apps, and the question stays open if developers will opt to build games for the new Facebook platform or not.
Given the HUGE social presence Zuckerberg’s invention has, this can possibly become a non-issue whatsoever.
Furthermore, Facebook’s teaming up with Unity will enable developers to directly export games to the newly “uncovered” Facebook Gameroom platform, also pertaining to the WebGL standard. At least that’s what Leo Olebe, Facebook’s director of global games platform, has conjured up.
Will Gaben finally be dethroned by the social giant? Was the cake really a lie? Maybe there’s just enough for both platforms simultaneously to exist in each other’s harmony? Share your thoughts below.
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