Microsoft will end its video game streaming service Mixer and joined hands with Facebook to enable the Mixer community to transition to Facebook Gaming.
“Facebook Gaming will make it easy for anyone in the Mixer community to join, if they choose to do so. We will work to transition the Mixer community over the next few weeks,” Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, said.
Apple has rejected Facebook Gaming app on the iOS App Store, as it is a direct threat to the livestream gaming service Apple Arcade.
All Mixer sites and apps will redirect users to Facebook Gaming.
Facebook Gaming achieved 238 percent growth in hours watched in the month of April (year-over-year) when people stayed home owing to Covid-19 pandemic, followed by the live game streaming platform Twitch that saw 101 percent growth.
According to Spencer, their priority and focus is now on the world-class content being made by 15 Xbox Game Studios, the evolution of Xbox Game Pass, the launch of Xbox Series X, and the global opportunity to play anywhere with Project xCloud.
Every month, more than 700 million people play a game on Facebook, watch a gaming video, or interact in a gaming Group.
Facebook in April launched its gaming app on Google Play Store for Android.