The social gaming industry is a very lucrative one. That is why Facebook is making a big effort to get involved in it and take a piece of the market. Facebook has been overshadowed by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS when it comes to social gaming and mobile gaming. However, the social media giant is hoping all of that will change because they are now beginning to integrate a wide variety of games into the Facebook Messenger. They believe that the easy access to all of the games will make users of Facebook more likely to play them. It remains to be seen if this is the case.
Facebook has not made an official announcement regarding what games will be part of their social gaming package that will be available when using messenger. However, Facebook in New Zealand seems to be offering a preview of what games will be available in the United States at some point in the future. There are various card games currently available. There is also a game where the user pilots a spaceship and blasts enemies. Facebook has said that additional details about the upcoming games will be released in the coming weeks.
Facebook still has a long way to go in order to catch up with the mobile social gaming that people can already find on Apple and Android devices. However, industry experts believe that what Facebook is doing is definitely a step in the right direction. A larger selection of games will benefit Facebook in the long run.