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Facebook Unites With Game Engine Unity

Facebook says, Game On!

Facebook recently announced its partnership with multi-platform game development tool Unity. The main purpose being to streamline the process of exporting and publishing games from Unity onto Facebook, providing the latter’s 650 million gamers a commendable variety of games to choose from.

As per a press release, Unity’s VP of biz dev Elliot Solomon says, “Integrating tools that provide effortless access to Facebook’s network is a key part of helping developers find the success they deserve.”

Moving on to specifics, (Warning: nontechies may stop here) Unity developers previously had to work with a more code-intensive Facebook SDK to bring games to its web platform. Facebook already partnered with Unity to support Oculus VR game development.Developers can apply until August 31st for immediate access to a limited alpha of a version of Unity 5.4 that will allow them to build and export games to Facebook’s website and desktop app.

Facebook’s Gaming History

Facebook gaming history has seen quite a slack in recent years as users are migrating from online gaming to mobile apps for ease and convenience.

Both Facebook and Unity will allow publishers to offer their iOS and Android games on the desktop in addition to the casual games Facebook is known for, while the desktop PC app could support more hardcore games.

Will Facebook’s partnership with Unity help increase its user base for gaming online? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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