In an announcement, Facebook announced the pilot of a game streaming service aimed at allowing a more diverse group of streamers to thrive and be successful.
The announcement states that Facebook has listened to gamers, noticing upticks in views for their live video platform, especially for gamers.
Facebook aims to create a more thriving network of game streamers, helping them gain a their moment in the spotlight by helping with discovery and distribution across their multiple social platforms, including Occulus, as well as providing the opportunity for streamers of every level to be successful.
The Twitch competitor will allow gamers to stream in 1080p/60fps but Facebook has stated that they are committed to adding new features based on input from content creators.
Although more popular gamers have made a home on Facebook using their live platform, the new game streaming program will allow for a greater number of streamers with added tools and education for streamers of all levels.
The pilot kicked off on January 27, and interested streamers can sign up for the pilot program here.