Game developers tend to use Facebook these days as a testing ground before launching their games on mobile. That’s because the social network doesn’t have nearly as many people who use it for gaming as it once did, but there are enough who do that it still makes sense to port titles in the opposite direction in some cases.
Hence, Kabam is making that move with Fast & Furious 6: The Game, its street racing extravaganza that first revved it up on mobile platforms more than a year ago. It’s seen 52 million mobile installs since then, but Facebook allows it to reach an even bigger audience around the globe.
“Fast & Furious 6: The Game on mobile has been a breakthrough game for Kabam,” Mike DeLaet, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at Kabam, said in a statement. “The game’s AAA quality, exciting racing action and real-life cars have been a hit with mobile players worldwide. Opening the game’s world on Facebook gives existing players more flexibility and introduces the game to new audiences around the world.”
Helping make it possible is the fact that Fast & Furious 6 is built on Unity, making cross-platform transitions like this one much easier.
Kabam continues to be a leader in free-to-play games based on established IPs, and with another Fast & Furious movie due next April, this is one gaming franchise that is likely to be around for the long haul. Check out Fast & Furious 6: The Game for free on Facebook now.