Facebook is working on its own PC gaming platform2016-08-19 02:56 by Daniela
Tags: Facebook, Unity
Facebook has announced that it will partner with game engine Unity to build a dedicated, downloadable desktop gaming platform.
The platform will be similar to Steam but with more integrated social features. It is actually an update to the Facebook Games Arcade beta from earlier in May.
"Our mission is to give people the power to discover, play and share the games they love with the people they care about," Facebook director of global games Leo Olebe said in a joint press release. "Unity is the world's leading game development platform. It's great to be working with them to help developers find new audiences for the games they pour their hearts into."
Unity is selecting a limited group of developers to receive immediate access to a closed-alpha build of the new export to Facebook functionality today and new developers will be on-boarded on an ongoing basis throughout the testing period.
Developers have until August 31st to apply for access to the the closed alpha.
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