Last week, a report emerged and said that the popular streaming giant Netflix wants to enter the gaming market. The company was reportedly to have hired former EA and Oculus executive Mike Verdu to lead its gaming department. Now, in a recent letter to investors, Netflix has confirmed the development and that it will initially focus on mobile games that will be included with Netflixâ€™s subscription without any extra cost.
In an official letter sent to its investors, the streaming giant detailedÂ the plans of adding games to its platform. In the letter, Netflix writes that gaming will beÂ â€œanother new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV.â€
In addition, it confirmed that the games will be included in usersâ€™ existing subscriptions â€œat no additional costâ€.Â Moreover, Netflix wrote that it will beÂ â€œprimarily focused on games for mobile devicesâ€Â initially. The company cited previous interactive content like the decision-based, game-like movie â€œBlack Mirror: Bandersnatchâ€ and theÂ Stranger Things gameÂ released on Android and iOS back in 2019. However, there is no information on whether the company will advance its games to PC-level in the letter.
From all indication, Netflixâ€™s games might be inferior to titles available on other platforms such as Apple Arcade,Â Amazon Luna, andÂ Google Stadia. However, if this project sees positive development after launch, the company might develop more high-end games to be on par with the competition.
Furthermore, presently, there’s no detail on how the Netflix games will be delivered to subscribers. However, as we get closer to the launch of its gaming service, more details will emerge from us.
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