Facebook Taps Unity to Launch PC Gaming Platform, Expand Options for Developers

Facebook is working with Unity Technologies to launch a gaming platform. Unity is a global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games.

The social network says that Unity will integrate support for the Facebook platform, including an all-new PC gaming platform currently in development. This means Facebook will compete with Steam.

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650 million users play Facebook-connected games every month. Facebook paid out $2.5 billion to web-game developers in 2015 alone. However, revenue from games has slipped overall as casual gaming has shifted from desktop to mobile.

The project is currently in closed alpha.