Facebook Gaming is still a long way from achieving Twitch’s audience, but the livestreaming platform can boast of steady growth over the past few years. While presenting the new audio rooms of Facebook yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg took the opportunity to make some announcements on this service.
He notably indicated that a new group specially designed for streamers will be set up soon. The idea is therefore to better connect the communities of gamers around their passion.
Facebook wants to influence the video game sector
Thus, users will be able to navigate in particular by using hashtags, which should simplify navigation to relevant discussions. Facebook also intends to direct Internet users to real games with the “Looking for Player” feature. As its name suggests, it will allow you to find a partner among the members of a group.
Mark Zuckerberg has also announced that badges obtained during a creator’s lives will be transferred to fan groups. This should improve identification and immersion for those concerned.
Without exploding the counters, Facebook Gaming nevertheless continues to grow. The tech giant clearly does not intend to let go of the video game market which has been booming since the start of the health crisis.
According to a study conducted by Streamlabs in collaboration with Stream Hatch, Facebook Gaming viewers watched 1.06 billion hours of streaming in the first quarter of this year, a result that has been rising steadily over the past year. The platform is notably boosted by the success of PUBG Mobile which is the most popular category: 144 million hours viewed in a quarter.
Facebook Gaming nevertheless remains behind Twitch and its 6.3 billion hours viewed in the first three months of the year. Amazon’s service achieves nearly double the score obtained the previous year: 3.1 billion hours. Likewise, YouTube Gaming is still ahead with 1.34 billion hours.