You can now “stream” video games without downloading them. Facebook has announced its Cloud Gaming service today, which allows both computer and mobile users to stream games directly through its platform without the need to download individual titles.
This of course doesn’t mean Facebook is trying to impress gamers with awesome titles that are very demanding, the service is intended as more of an alternative for those who already enjoy mobile gaming and the free titles currently available. The current list of titles includes WWE SuperCard, Asphalt 9: Legends, PGA Tour Golf Shootout, Mobile Legends: Adventure, and Solitaire Arthur’s Tale. Sadly, the service is currently only available for Android or through your web browser on a computer, across California, Texas, and Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, with the tech giant hoping to release it to the rest of the U.S. in the coming months.
“We believe in the long-term future of cloud gaming, but we aren’t going to try to wow you with the wonders of our data centers, compression algorithms, resolutions, or frames per second,” the blog post reads. “Cloud game streaming for the masses still has a way to go, and it’s important to embrace both the advantages and the reality of the technology rather than try to oversell where it’ll be in the future.”