Here are the Top 10 Games of 2015, based on Facebook chat and interactions.
Whether it’s Facebook Messenger, Steam chat, Twitter messaging/tweeting or ICQ, people who play video games usually discuss their ins and outs on social media. Facebook seems to be one of the more prominent areas where this happens based on their userbase, and it’s their proclivity to track their users’ data to provide a reasonable list of the Top 10 Games of 2015, based on which titles were most talked about by users and their friends.
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Facebook Top 10 Games of 2015
- FIFA 15
- Fallout Shelter & Fallout 4
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Mortal Kombat X
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
- Dying Light
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Halo 5: Guardians
Most of the rest of Facebook’s focus on 2015 games lies in web and mobile-based games that they can serve on their platform, but there are some notable discussion points concerning console and PC gaming. For example, the PlayStation 4 was noted for a part of Best Facebook Integration, highlighting the ability to share screenshots and videos using the DualShock 4’s Share button (which is done by a PS4 user ever 10 seconds, on average). League of Legends was also noted for their Facebook integration, in addition to being the Best Facebook Page of 2015 after growing from 8 million to more than 13 million followers in one year.
Finally, as part of Facebook’s year-end wrap-up, a notable entry of the Studios to Watch includes Activision. Considering this is a list created by Facebook, of course they focus on the recent acquisition of Candy Crush Saga creators King. Spending $5.9 billion to swallow a mobile gaming company is definitely going to turn heads, and it will definitely be interesting to see how Activision handles mobile gaming content in the future.
Back to the Top 10 Games of 2015 according to Facebook, the methodology isn’t quite fair. For example, while FIFA 15 makes sense for the large European user base, and Fallout and Call of Duty are massively popular franchises, one has to wonder how better Star Wars: Battlefront and Halo 5: Guardians would have done if they had released earlier in the year. They would certainly have more people talking about them. Same goes with Dying Light, which surfaced as a quality game during a time in the year not usually know for AAA releases from the likes of Warner Bros.