Facebook on Friday rolled out cloud games on Apple devices through a web app for the Safari browser. With the new update, users can play games instantly on a mobile device or web browser without downloading them.
Facebook released the cloud games after Apple’s update updates to its cloud gaming policy, which says each streaming game must be submitted to the App Store as an individual app for review. Previously, Microsoft and amazon launched cloud games on apple devices.
Vivek Sharma, vice president of Facebook Gaming explained, “We’ve come to the same conclusion as others: web apps are the only option for streaming cloud games on iOS at the moment, as many have pointed out, Apple’s policy to ‘allow’ cloud games on the App Store doesn’t allow for much at all.
Sharma defined Apple’s cloud gaming policy as “roadblocks” that don’t allow users to find new games, playing cross-device, and accessing high-quality games instantly in native iOS apps.