Facebook looks set to let you play games directly from its messenger platform
If you want to that is
Facebook lets set to start rolling out asynchronous multiplayer games on its messenger platform. So not only will you be able to send gifs and emojis, but play with friends through the app.
The games are going to be called Instant Games, and King.com already has one in a sort of soft launch in New Zealand. It's a pared down version of Shuffle Cats, and King isn’t the only dev working on the platform.
Big Viking is also working on something, although quite what that is we don't know yet. We do expect the dev tools required to build the new games will be available later in the month.
It’s certainly an interesting move on Facebook's part, but it'll be intriguing to see whether devs can make games that we're actually going to want to play within the confines of the app we use to tell each other we can't be bothered to go out.