Skilled technical vision meets experienced company building.
Playgiga’s journey was a perfect example of a focused commitment to developing a differentiated, unique product advantage.
Other emerging companies in the same space had failed, so content providers and growth investors were initially sceptical about Playgiga’s potential. However, global players such as Rakuten, Amazon, and Facebook did recognise the value of Playgiga’s technology and vision.
Facebook conducted extensive research to identify a partner capable of launching a scalable gaming service, not only for the elite-gamer market of a few thousand, but for 2 billion global users.
Playgiga’s technology is capable of scaling to hundreds of millions of subscribers with a robust, hardware-agnostic architecture, guaranteeing a high-quality user experience with low-latency delivery; and the platform stood out as a clear category leader. Crucially, Facebook valued Playgiga’s team, technical expertise, intellectual property and culture — all products of our broad company-building experience.
In 2019 Facebook acquired Playgiga in pursuit of its vision for a cloud-based video game service capable of competing with Google and Microsoft, and announced the launch of its service in 2020.