In early September, Facebook announced the rollout of Fantasy Games for iOS and Android users of the Facebook app in Canada and the U.S. The simple prediction games will be available for free.
Facebook Fantasy Games mimics traditional fantasy sports games, bringing the idea of competing to predict the outcome of sports events to a virtual, easy-to-navigate setting. Players will be able to create private or public leagues, share their picks, compare scores, and react to each others’ predictions.
The first Facebook Fantasy Game is already available on the platform. It’s a daily sports prediction game called Pick & Play Sports, created in partnership with American sports broadcaster Whistle. Upcoming games will include collabs with major sports leagues and television formats, including CBS’s Survivor and ABC’s The Bachelorette.