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Facebook wants to compete with Stadia and buy PlayGiga to offer streaming video games

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The Spanish company
PlayGiga of j
uegos in the cloud has been acquired by
Facebook, as part of the technology giant's efforts to boost its video game business.

its website, PlayGiga informs that "the team is moving towards something new", and ensures that they will continue their work in
cloud gaming, "now with a new mission."

The acquisition by Facebook has been confirmed by a spokesman for the US company to CNBC, although it has not detailed the price. With this purchase Facebook can offer a service similar to
Stadia, from Google, what a debut last November.

Founded in 2013 as the first Spanish cloud gaming company, PlayGiga brought its Wade subscription service to Spain in October 2018, after passing through the markets of Italy, Chile and Argentina.

The technology gives access to an exclusive platform of
streaming video game distribution to play from the PC, Mac or TV immediately, since video games are processed in the cloud. PlayGiga today has a catalog of 300 titles

Within the framework of Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, ​​he demonstrated his platform with virtual reality helmets without a processor and with the Vodafone 5G network.