With more and more companies trying to break into the video games industry in the last few years, it is being reported that the popular streaming platform, Netflix is too looking to branch out into more interactive and gaming content.
As per the sources, Netflix is also attempting to include a service similar to Apple Arcade, rather than just relying on choice-based interactive shows like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend.
According to a report from The Information, Netflix is looking to expand into the video game market and is looking to hire a new executive to oversee an expansion into video games. The streaming giant is considering a “bundle” of games available via a subscription to the audience with no ads.
While Netflix has still not confirmed the news, but various sources are suggesting that the company has indicated that it is indeed planning to do more with gaming.
Our members value the variety and quality of our content. It’s why we’ve continually expanded our offering from series to documentaries, film, local language originals and reality TV. Members also enjoy engaging more directly with stories they love, through interactive shows like Bandersnatch and You v. Wild, or games based on Stranger Things, La Casa de Papel and To All the Boys. So, we’re excited to do more with interactive entertainment.
Netflix currently has a lot of shows whose titles are based on popular video games such as Resident Evil, The Witcher, and therefore, the company clearly knows and understands the value video games can bring to the platform.