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Facebook to go H2H with Steam.

08-25-2016, 03:59 PM
Joined: May 2013
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Facebook to go H2H with Steam.

I guess if anybody could do it, it would be Facebook.



The company announced on August 18 that it's making an "all-new PC gaming platform." A Facebook rep that the "platform" in question is a standalone PC application — like Steam — for accessing PC games.

Presumably that will include a storefront, some form of chat/friends list, and maybe even game broadcasting. Not only is this stuff standard at this point (even on game consoles), but it's all stuff that Facebook already has: Messenger and Live solve the latter two needs, and Facebook continues to operate a digital storefront on the web.

It makes a lot of sense for Facebook to create something like Steam. Consider this:

Facebook also has a VR headset, . Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly stated that he believes VR and, eventually, augmented reality (AR) are the next major computing platforms.