On July 23rd, Facebook Gaming released cloud-based games on Apple devices through a Safari browser web application. This initiative now gives iOS users instant access to cloud video games on their mobile devices.
“We’ve come to the same conclusion as others: web apps are the only option for streaming cloud games on iOS at the moment,” said Vivek Sharma, the vice president of Facebook Gaming, in a statement. “As many have pointed out, Apple’s policy to ‘allow’ cloud games on the App Store doesn’t allow for much at all.” Sharma added that Apple’s cloud gaming policy creates “roadblocks” that prevent people from “discovering new games, playing cross-device, and accessing high-quality games instantly in native iOS apps.”
To access Facebook’s cloud games, users must visit fb.gg/play on the Safari web browser. From there, they will have immediate access to hundreds of games without having to download anything extra.