Facebook Gaming is scaling its cloud gaming infrastructure and announcing an expansion of its games library and availability.
Since the launch of its Facebook Gaming cloud gaming platform in beta, last October, Facebook is now expanding the platform’s library of mobile games available directly from the app. Additionally, Facebook is further scaling its infrastructure to cover more than 98% of the mainland United States and 1.5 million active monthly users.
Coverage is also about to be extended to Canada and Mexico, while Western and Central Europe will be reached by early 2022, according to a recent blog post.
The Facebook Gaming library currently hosts 25 cloud-streamed games, recently including Roller Coaster Tycoon Touch by Atari, Lego Legacy Heroes Unboxed and Dragon Mania Legends by Gameloft – and State of Survival by FunPlus.
However, the star of the catalog expansion is the cloud-streamed Assassin’s Creed Rebellion, a unique take on one of the best-selling game series on the planet, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed.
Assassin’s Creed Rebellion can be played on the Facebook app on Android and the web via fb.gg/play. Other Ubisoft mobile titles added to the Facebook Gaming list include Hungry Shark Evolution and Hungry Dragon. Mighty Quest and Trials Frontier will also be added in the coming months.
Facebook says that as it continues to lower latency caps further, more game genres will be unlocked.
Finally, Facebook Gaming is continuing to update fb.gg/play, in an effort to make it easier for people to discover and play popular games. The redesign will point to new categories, ranking games by current popularity (i.e. “Top in the US”), recommendations lists, and improved category sorting options.
In case you missed it, Facebook’s mobile catalog of games can be played instantly – and for free – with friends across devices.