Fb is including fantasy sports-like prediction video games that may let customers guess what’s going to occur in sports activities, TV reveals, and popular culture. The brand new video games, called Facebook Fantasy Games, are rolling out first on the iOS and Android apps for customers within the US and Canada.
The primary sport accessible is Choose & Play Sports activities, a day by day sports activities prediction sport it made in partnership with Whistle Sports activities. (It was already accessible within the iOS app for me, so it is perhaps for you, too.) Within the “upcoming months,” Fb plans to launch extra video games for TV reveals like The Bachelorette and Survivor, sports activities leagues like Main League Baseball, and one made with BuzzFeed. Video games could have public leaderboards, however you may also make your personal public or non-public leagues if you wish to compete with smaller teams or simply discuss trash.
The video games don’t seem to have options that allow you to put actual cash on the road, although, so if you wish to get into wagers, you’re going to should deal with these transactions your self. It additionally doesn’t seem to be Fb is providing conventional fantasy sports activities leagues proper now. However this could possibly be Fb’s first toe within the water to compete with huge fantasy sports activities entities like DraftKings and ESPN.
Fb has been increasing extra into gaming as of late in an effort to maintain individuals utilizing its companies. The corporate launched a web app for its cloud gaming service in July to get round Apple’s App Retailer guidelines and let iOS customers to attempt it out. It additionally affords a Twitch-like streaming service, Facebook Gaming. These new fantasy video games provide one thing completely different than these extra conventional gaming choices, however they’re maybe a greater match for the social community — it appears simple to share a daring decide in your feed and look forward to the reactions to roll in.