Facebook announces Gameroom, a new PC gaming platform powered by Unity

Facebook announces Gameroom, a new PC gaming platform powered by Unity

Facebook Gameroom is the latest target platform for Unity and indie game developers.

Karthekayan Iyer  | Published 02 Nov 2016 13:56 IST

Facebook has announced its new PC gaming platform, Gameroom, that aims to bring casual gamers to the world's largest social network. With Gameroom, Facebook becomes the new target platform for Unity developers.

Back in August, Unity and Facebook announced its collaboration to bring Facebook as a target platform for Unity developers. Today, the support is being extended in the Gameroom developer beta. Facebook says that the support will ship as part of Unity 5.6, early next year. With Gameroom, Facebook is extending its social platform beyond casual mobile games like Clash of Kings.

Facebook is also pitching Gameroom as the easiest way to bring high-quality games to PC. With Facebook Gameroom, developers can take full advantage of the CPU and GPU's native power. The most intriguing part here is the Unity support, which developers can exploit to deploy their build target either to the Gameroom desktop app for Windows, or to Facebook.com using WebGL support.

Facebook's Gameroom doesn't seem to be a Steam competitor, but rather, a way to keep people playing more games on its platform. Facebook also gains from Unity, which has become the preferred engine for some of the most-liked indie games. With Gameroom, Facebook would aim to bring some of the popular Unity-based mobile gaming titles to its platform, and bank on the install base of other popular gaming titles like Criminal Case and Candy Crush Saga.

Karthekayan Iyer
Karthekayan Iyer

Email Email Karthekayan Iyer

Follow Us Facebook Logo Facebook Logo

facebook facebook gameroom steam gaming facebook gaming platform facebook gameroom gaming platform facebook games facebook gaming unity tech news technology
Install App Install App

Related Articles

Digit caters to the largest community of tech buyers, users and enthusiasts in India. The all new Digit in continues the legacy of Thinkdigit.com as one of the largest portals in India committed to technology users and buyers. Digit is also one of the most trusted names when it comes to technology reviews and buying advice and is home to the Digit Test Lab, India's most proficient center for testing and reviewing technology products.

We are about leadership — the 9.9 kind Building a leading media company out of India. And, grooming new leaders for this promising industry

DMCA.com Protection Status