Tech view: Facebook plays the long game to win young hearts

The social network is moving into cloud gaming, but will happily let others battle it out this holiday season as it takes its time to get it right

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
1st November, 2020
Tech view: Facebook plays the long game to win young hearts
Facebook wants to see if it can find a way to attract younger users to spend time in its app

This has been a year for bold and direct moves in the gaming market, but Facebook has opted to take the slow and steady approach. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are building up early hype like no consoles before them. Both brands are treating this first Christmas cycle, normally a formative stage at best in any console war, as crucial to success.

At the same time, Google and Apple have both made major announcements...

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