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Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga for $78 million

Date Type Companies involved Size
December 19th, 2019 acquisition Facebook
PlayGiga
$78m
€70m
Facebook acquires cloud gaming service PlayGiga for $78 million

Facebook has acquired cloud games service provider PlayGiga in a deal reportedly worth €70 million ($78 million).

As reported by CNBC, the Madrid-based startup has been confirmed as the social giant's latest purchase, with the company looking to move into the games sphere more and more.

The deal had been rumoured since last week after Spanish newspaper Cinco Dias claimed its existence.

Founded in 2013, PlayGiga has operated a cloud games service option throughout several European countries, including Spain and Italy. Furthermore, the firm has experimented with 5G and virtual reality.

"Something new"

"We're thrilled to welcome PlayGiga to the Facebook Gaming team," a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC.

"We are excited to announce that the PlayGiga team is moving on to something new," said a statement on PlayGiga's official site.

"We are continuing our work in cloud gaming, now with a new mission. We want to thank all of our partners and customers for their support over the years."

At Devcom 2019, PlayGiga director of product and content acquisition Juan Carrillo spoke about how cloud gaming will take over the industry by beginning with families.

Facebook Gaming strategic partner manager Joy Marianowicz will be speaking at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2020 on January 20th and 21st 2020 - get your tickets here!

Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is the staff writer for PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about Smash Bros. and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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