In a developer blog post, the company said, “We’re focused on helping creators build thriving communities on Facebook, and over the last year we’ve made a concerted effort to listen to and work with gaming creators to help shape the future of gaming video on Facebook. For gaming creators, we’ve seen Facebook Live become particularly impactful. It’s changed how people come together around video, and it gives gaming creators the chance to build and connect with their community in real time.
Adding,” We’ve also seen some encouraging results from gaming creators already. With more than 1 million followers, StoneMountain64, is one of the most popular livestreamers on Facebook, bringing his community closer together around daily livestreams of PUBG, Fortnite and more. Our progress over the last year was just the beginning. Today, we’re excited to officially kick off our gaming creator pilot program, and welcome even more gaming creators to the platform.”
The pilot program will focus on a number of points, these are;
- Helping gaming creators build more meaningful and more engaged communities on Facebook than anywhere else.
- Increasing discovery and distribution across multiple surfaces, including Facebook.com, Instagram and Oculus.
- Supporting gaming creators with the types of tools they need to make a living streaming games on Facebook.
- Building a platform where creators at every level have the opportunity to thrive.
Facebook recognises that alot of work is still to be done but has committed to building the fundamental architecture that gaming creators will need, with livestreaming to be available at 1080p/60fps from launch. They have promised to continue adding features into the future.
Alongside this, Facebook as revealed that they will be holding an event to on-board dozens of talented gaming creators that are entering the program. This group includes a diverse mix of livestreamers that play a wide variety of games, including Misses Mae, Doom49, The Warp Zone and many more.’
To get involved in the program, you can sign up here.