• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Facebook Launches Entry Level Cloud Game Streaming Service

Uskompuf

Staff member
Joined
Mar 31, 2020
Messages
1,395 (1.78/day)
Facebook has recently announced that their gaming platform has launched several cloud-streamed games playable in the Android Facebook app and through the web browser on PC. The service has been in a limited beta for some time with over 200,000 people trying it in limited regions. Facebook makes it clear that the new offering is not intended to compete with more enthusiast options and will instead focus on low-power games on mobile and web. Facebook intends to target the 380 million people who play games through Facebook every month with native integration of cloud games alongside HTML5 games.

The service is launching with several latency-tolerant games including Asphalt 9: Legends, Mobile Legends: Adventure, PGA TOUR Golf Shootout, Solitaire: Arthur's Tale, and WWE SuperCard. Facebook won't be launching cloud games on iOS due to the uncertainty around the feature with Apple's current policies and the issues Microsoft has encountered trying to bring xCloud to Apple devices. Facebook Gaming cloud games are now available to try for customers across select US regions on the Facebook app for Android and on the web.





Facebook is also introducing some new features with this launch including Player names and avatars and cross-play support with cloud and local game versions. Facebook intends to expand the service over time as they scale the infrastructure needed to service more regions with the intention of US-wide coverage in the coming months. The beta will gain a number of new action and adventure games in 2021 along with in-app purchases and ad-enabled game support.

View at TechPowerUp Main Site
 
Joined
Jan 8, 2017
Messages
7,173 (3.66/day)
System Name Good enough
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X - 4.0 Ghz / 1.350V
Motherboard ASRock B450M Pro4
Cooling Deepcool Gammaxx L240 V2
Memory 16GB - Corsair Vengeance LPX - 3333 Mhz CL16
Video Card(s) OEM Dell GTX 1080 with Kraken G12 + Water 3.0 Performer C
Storage 1x Samsung 850 EVO 250GB , 1x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
Display(s) 4K Samsung TV
Case Deepcool Matrexx 70
Power Supply GPS-750C
Let me get this right, you can stream Android games on devices that could run those games natively anyway because they're not exactly intensive. What ?
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
16,476 (5.87/day)
Location
The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.6Ghz @ 1.24V
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (3440x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Audio Device(s) Situational :)
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse XTRFY M42
Keyboard Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint II
Software W10 x64
Me too! Me too!

1603785141409.png


I suppose its the next best thing to doing your own currency.
 
Joined
May 28, 2020
Messages
752 (1.04/day)
System Name Main PC
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
Cooling EKWB X570 VIII Hero Monoblock, 2x XD5, Heatkiller IV SB block for chipset,Alphacool 3090 Strix block
Memory 4x16GB 3200-14-14-14-34 G.Skill Trident RGB (OC: 3600-14-14-14-28)
Video Card(s) ASUS RTX 3090 Strix OC
Storage 500GB+500GB SSD RAID0, Fusion IoDrive2 1.2TB, Huawei HSSD 2TB, 11TB on server used for steam
Display(s) Dell LG CX48 (custom res: 3840x1620@120Hz) + Acer XB271HU 2560x1440@144Hz
Case Corsair 1000D
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser HD599, Blue Yeti
Power Supply Corsair RM1000i
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MK2
Software Windows 10 Pro 20H2
Yeah, this makes no sense. Cloud gaming on mobile is usually so you can play games your phone wouldn't be able to, but all these games can be played on mobile.. So the cloud version is just.. paying for extra latency?
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2005
Messages
1,477 (0.23/day)
Location
66 feet from the ground
System Name 2nd AMD puppy
Processor FX-8350 vishera
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper TX2
Memory 16 Gb DDR3:8GB Kingston HyperX Beast + 8Gb G.Skill Sniper(by courtesy of tabascosauz &TPU)
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+;1450/2000 Mhz
Storage SSD :840 pro 128 Gb;Iridium pro 240Gb ; HDD 2xWD-1Tb
Display(s) Benq XL2730Z 144 Hz freesync
Case NZXT 820 PHANTOM
Audio Device(s) Audigy SE with Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Riotoro Enigma G2 850W
Mouse Razer copperhead / Gamdias zeus (by courtesy of sneekypeet & TPU)
Keyboard MS Sidewinder x4
Software win10 64bit ltsc
Benchmark Scores irrelevant for me
Joined
Jul 5, 2013
Messages
18,937 (5.84/day)
Location
USA
Let me get this right, you can stream Android games on devices that could run those games natively anyway because they're not exactly intensive. What ?
Yeah, that's exactly what I was just thinking.
die FB die...
Yup, was thinking that too!

This move by FB is next-level stupid and proves that the management lack the ability to discern their bum from a hole in the ground...
 
Last edited:
Joined
Oct 18, 2013
Messages
3,338 (1.06/day)
Location
Right on Shitsown Rd, 8.378 miles to your house
System Name The Little One
Processor i5-8279u
Motherboard AZW Speed S
Cooling Fan w/heat pipes + side & rear vents
Memory 32GB Crucial DDR4-3200 (2x 16GB)
Video Card(s) Iris Plus 655
Storage WD Black SN750 2TB m.2 + WD 2TB external nvme
Display(s) 2x Samsung 43" LCD's @1440p
Case Practically identical to a mac mini, just purrtier in slate blue, & with 3x usb ports on the front !
Audio Device(s) Yamaha ATS-1060 Bluetooth Soundbar & Subwoofer
Power Supply 65w brick
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2
Keyboard Logitech G613 mechanical wireless
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shitzu turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores PDQ - all things considered !
Joined
Feb 20, 2019
Messages
4,129 (3.47/day)
System Name Bragging Rights
Processor Atom Z3735F 1.33GHz
Motherboard It has no markings but it's green
Cooling No, it's a 2.2W processor
Memory 2GB DDR3L-1333
Video Card(s) Gen7 Intel HD (4EU @ 311MHz)
Storage 32GB eMMC and 128GB Sandisk Extreme U3
Display(s) 10" IPS 1280x800 60Hz
Case Veddha T2
Audio Device(s) Apparently, yes
Power Supply Samsung 18W 5V fast-charger
Mouse MX Anywhere 2
Keyboard Logitech MX Keys (not Cherry MX at all)
VR HMD Samsung Oddyssey, not that I'd plug it into this though....
Software W10 21H1, barely
Benchmark Scores I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.
Facebook are ruining the Rift.
Why the hell would anyone trust them for gaming?
 
Joined
Jan 11, 2005
Messages
1,477 (0.23/day)
Location
66 feet from the ground
System Name 2nd AMD puppy
Processor FX-8350 vishera
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper TX2
Memory 16 Gb DDR3:8GB Kingston HyperX Beast + 8Gb G.Skill Sniper(by courtesy of tabascosauz &TPU)
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+;1450/2000 Mhz
Storage SSD :840 pro 128 Gb;Iridium pro 240Gb ; HDD 2xWD-1Tb
Display(s) Benq XL2730Z 144 Hz freesync
Case NZXT 820 PHANTOM
Audio Device(s) Audigy SE with Logitech Z-5500
Power Supply Riotoro Enigma G2 850W
Mouse Razer copperhead / Gamdias zeus (by courtesy of sneekypeet & TPU)
Keyboard MS Sidewinder x4
Software win10 64bit ltsc
Benchmark Scores irrelevant for me
Facebook are ruining the Rift.
Why the hell would anyone trust them for gaming?


FB mostly is ruining everything ... lifes ,normal development of teenagers..etc - the list is too long...; as @altcapwn mentioned in other thread -i quote him " Facebook... what a cancer to the humanity. " :(:mad:
 
Joined
May 28, 2020
Messages
752 (1.04/day)
System Name Main PC
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
Cooling EKWB X570 VIII Hero Monoblock, 2x XD5, Heatkiller IV SB block for chipset,Alphacool 3090 Strix block
Memory 4x16GB 3200-14-14-14-34 G.Skill Trident RGB (OC: 3600-14-14-14-28)
Video Card(s) ASUS RTX 3090 Strix OC
Storage 500GB+500GB SSD RAID0, Fusion IoDrive2 1.2TB, Huawei HSSD 2TB, 11TB on server used for steam
Display(s) Dell LG CX48 (custom res: 3840x1620@120Hz) + Acer XB271HU 2560x1440@144Hz
Case Corsair 1000D
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser HD599, Blue Yeti
Power Supply Corsair RM1000i
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB MK2
Software Windows 10 Pro 20H2
FB mostly is ruining everything ... lifes ,normal development of teenagers..etc - the list is too long...; as @altcapwn mentioned in other thread -i quote him " Facebook... what a cancer to the humanity. " :(:mad:
Let's not pretend that it's not mostly the older demographic that is mostly corrupted by Facebook. Facebook is really not popular at all with kids under 18. I'm 19 and none of my peers use facebook for anything other than to have an Instagram account and use messenger, literally none of the people I know actually use Facebook itself.
What I do see from my occasional browsing of Facebook is older people that have started believing all sorts of nonsense. Many popular conspiracy theories have their biggest following and influence on Facebook. Theories like Flat Earth, anti-vax, etc. etc.
The whole "Facebook ruins teenagers" was true maybe, a decade ago? When it was new? But since then the older people have flocked to it and the teenagers have moved on to something else.

Now if you want to know about what's actually affecting the development of teenagers drastically, then I'd bring up Tik Tok.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
16,476 (5.87/day)
Location
The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.6Ghz @ 1.24V
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (3440x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Audio Device(s) Situational :)
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse XTRFY M42
Keyboard Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint II
Software W10 x64
Let's not pretend that it's mostly the older demographic that is mostly corrupted by Facebook. Facebook is really not popular at all with kids under 18. I'm 19 and none of my peers use facebook for anything other than to have an Instagram account and use messenger, literally none of the people I know actually use Facebook itself.
What I do see from my occasional browsing of Facebook is older people that have started believing all sorts of nonsense. Many popular conspiracy theories have their biggest following and influence on Facebook. Theories like Flat Earth, anti-vax, etc. etc.
The whole "Facebook ruins teenagers" was true maybe, a decade ago? When it was new? But since then the older people have flocked to it and the teenagers have moved on to something else.

Now if you want to know about what's actually affecting the development of teenagers drastically, then I'd bring up Tik Tok.

This is true, young uns have already moved to greener pastures, well greener, they're being data mined by China now.

And yes, grown adults believing in straight up troll material... its staggering, people lost the plot. They can't see through the power of algorithms, they don't play with them... they fall for them. Same goes on Twitter and all those happy clicking idiots. I think the youngsters can see through the BS a lot better, probably even play it. You see this on TikTok and similar services like Snapchat. Impromptu internet heroes appear and vanish every day.
 
Joined
Aug 30, 2006
Messages
6,561 (1.14/day)
System Name ICE-QUAD // ICE-CRUNCH
Processor Q6600 // 2x Xeon 5472
Memory 2GB DDR // 8GB FB-DIMM
Video Card(s) HD3850-AGP // FireGL 3400
Display(s) 2 x Samsung 204Ts = 3200x1200
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2
Software Windows Server 2003 R2 as a Workstation now migrated to W10 with regrets.
FB is becoming a malware layer between the OS and the user
 
Joined
Oct 22, 2014
Messages
13,209 (4.77/day)
Location
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5
Motherboard MSI E3 KRAIT Gaming v5
Cooling Tt tower + 120mm Tt fan
Memory G.Skill 16GB 3600 C18
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 970 Mini
Storage Kingston A2000 512Gb NVME
Display(s) AOC 24" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Mouse Yes
Keyboard Of course
Software W10 Pro 64 bit
Joined
Jul 5, 2013
Messages
18,937 (5.84/day)
Location
USA
Correction, always has been malware.
Not true. Back in the early years(2009-2011) Facebook was actually a cool thing and was fun to use. It started going downhill in 2012 and went completely to crap after making an IPO in 2013.
 
Top