Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 13:00 GMT
Facebook: 10 major titles coming in 2013, ChronoBlade helmed by GTA creator
Facebook is home to a growing number of games, but the social network company is going megaton on game development this year, starting with the announcement of ChronoBlade, an RPG with a whiff of Diablo about it. It’s being helmed by GTA creator Dave Jones, also of APB/Crackdown fame. See it in action below.
ChronoBlade (above) is being developed by nWay, a new studio headed up by Jones. What do you think?
While Facebook is going big on what we perceive to be ‘core’ titles, it won’t be forgetting the FarmVille’s and Candy Crush Sagas of the world – as annoying as constant Facebook wall updates about them can be.
Speaking with Reuters, head of game partnerships at Facebook Sean Ryan said, “It doesn’t mean we’re walking away from other games, but there’s no question our focus for 2013 much of it will be about becoming a better platform for core gamers and developers who make those games.
“You’ll see a whole set of games hitting in the next two quarters in particular and throughout the year that really start to redefine what people think of Facebook games.” Facebook is used by more than a billion people every month, and more than a quarter of those people play games.”
Can you see Facebook becoming a viable gaming platform? If not, what would it take for you to be convinced? Let us know below.