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Netflix adding video games to streaming platform

Published: 07:36, 15 July 2021
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Netflix's The Witcher shot showing geralt and roach
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American streaming giant Netflix are looking to add video games to their service in the next year, according to the latest reports. Netflix have hired Facebook's VR games content head and former head of mobile at EA, to run their new division.

Netflix have already worked on interactive media and video games earlier. You may remember that the streaming giant teamed up with publisher and developer BonusXP to bring the isometric retro action-adventure Strangers Things 3: The Game.

Recently, Netflix have begun staffing for their gaming division, which is set to work on video games for the streaming service. Bloomberg reports that Netflix are planning to add video games to its service in the next year and has hired Facebook’s VR games content head, and former head of mobile games at EA, to run its new gaming division.

According to the people familiar with the matter, Netflix will be building out their gaming team in the coming months and have already started advertising for game-development related positions on their website.

Netflix artwork showing strangers things game logo and characters Netflix's Strangers Things

So what exactly can we expect from Netflix when it comes to games? Well, it's safe to say that Netflix probably won't be interested in big AAA games, at least not at this moment. You can probably expect a lot of smaller titles for their most popular series like Strangers Things but also some surprises. With such a powerful cloud infrastructure, the possibilities are endless for Netflix and we hope they deliver something truly special in a couple of years from now.

Source: Bloomberg

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