Facebook is helping videogame streamers find bigger audiences

The Facebook logo. Not getting anywhere near the Rift, apparently.

Facebook have launched a new pilot program for gaming content. The social media platform announced the Facebook Gaming Creator Pilot Program earlier today.

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According to an announcement made by the site, the pilot program is focused on four things: helping gaming creators build and engage with their audience on Facebook; increasing distribution across Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus; supporting creators “with the types of tools they need to make a living streaming games on Facebook; and “building a platform where creators at every level have the opportunity to thrive.”

Facebook say they’re “committed to building the fundamental architecture that gaming creators need to be successful,” and that “with each new feature we add for gaming video, we’re committed to building it alongside our creators.” In the near future, that will include an expansion of fan support monetisation, allowing people to back their favourite creators during their streams, in a manner similar to Twitch’s donation system.

Following on from today’s announcement, FAcebook say that they’ll be hosting an event tomorrow “to onboard dozens of talented gaming creators that are entering the program.” They also hope to make “Facebook gaming creators a centerpiece of our presence” and large-scale events, starting with PAX East in April.