Facebook raised concerns about Apple’s anti-competitive practices in its App Store. Apple had banned gaming services from iOS and placed strict rules on third-party creators such as Facebook. Apple was subject to harsh criticisms by many companies, including Microsoft, over its rules and regulations. Facebook even filed a lawsuit against Apple. Microsoft previously introduced a cloud Xbox facility via a web app. It appears that Facebook is following a similar strategy and has launched its cloud gaming service for iOS devices via the web app.
🚨 Cloud Gaming Launch Alert 🚨
Starting today: play Facebook cloud games on iOS browsers!
— Facebook Gaming (@FacebookGaming) July 23, 2021
It had to confiscate all the games it wanted to accept before the platform announced the iOS device in mid-2013. Sources claim that the platform had been testing its gaming service on iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones a month prior. The website now allows users to play racing games and elementary games such as Solitaire. Although the platform isn’t a major competitor in the gaming industry, it still has 1500,000 monthly active users. However, it is focusing more on streamers to share their gameplays with their followers. It will release more games as it gains more gamers. It has still included some well-known names like Asphalt 9 and Assassin Creed.
Although the social platform has made a great plan to launch its service via the web application, it faces many challenges in the future. Apple has placed restrictions on website games from its official browser. These include the default volume is turned off, the ability for games not to send notices, and the inability of users to enjoy the same graphics as they do on the innate apps.
According to the platform’s Vice President of Gaming, there was no alternative. Apple requires that each game has its page. After that, it goes through a different process of assessment and then checks in search citation. This destroys the main drive for cloud service. They make it difficult for users to find new games. Even though the users aren’t using high-end devices, they can still enjoy quality gaming through the native iOS application.