Facebook is giving gamers a chance to earn extra income, as it establishes itself as a place for streaming gameplay.
“We want creators to be able to be successful on Facebook, and a big part of being successful means being able to make a living,” said to Recode Leo Olebe, Facebook’s global director of gaming partnerships.
Game streaming is not new at Facebook; it has been in transition for the last year and a half, but this new platform on the social network will make it possible for to donate directly to the gamers through the same platform through tips, a type of donation that it’s already available in Periscope.
With this movement, Facebook aims to capture some of the global audience for streaming.
Unsurprisingly, YouTube is its largest channel, followed by Amazon’s Twitch. The streaming service will give gamers a smooth 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, and there are plans to launch it other company properties like Oculus and Instagram. The program will also provide access to its Creators platform so gamers can sign to a waitlist to be part of this Facebook test.
“There’s a lot of work to be done, but we’re committed to building the fundamental architecture that gaming creators need to be successful. Most of all, with each new feature we add for gaming video, we’re committed to building it alongside our creators hand-in-hand,” said Facebook’s official announcement.