Facebook and Unity Working Together on a PC Gaming Platform

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The last time we associated faces with Unity was with an Assassin’s Creed title…

According to PC Gamer, social media website Facebook and game development engine Unity are partnering up to build an “all-new PC gaming platform”. This means Facebook’s upcoming platform will primarily focus on releasing Unity-created titles, yet it’s still uncertain whether titles from other parties will be released on this service as well.

Facebook’s developer website also stated “this will allow Unity developers to quickly deliver their games to the more than 650 million players who enjoy playing Facebook-connected games every month.”

Since a whole lot of games – from smaller indie titles to full-blown AAA releases – are developed on the Unity engine, this may provide the Facebook gaming platform with a decent library of games at launch. The supported titles, however, have to be developed on the Unity 5.4 version of the engine or above.

A selected alpha build has currently been made available to select studios. No release window for the gaming platform has yet been announced, but we will keep you posted when updates land.


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