– Jul 21, 2021 – 06:56:06 PM
Recently, Netflix released the news that he hired the developer, Mike verdu, who has worked for EA and the division of Oculus from Facebook. This hiring was given in order to propel the streaming giant into a foray into the world of video games.
Now, Netflix has confirmed that, in effect, it will put video games on its platform. At the moment they have not specified which titles they will have available, nor the date on which they will be included. However, he has already provided more details about his plans and spoke about the cost that this movement will have for consumers.
Netflix and its first steps in streaming games
In a letter to your shareholders, Netflix said it would make more efforts focused on interactivity, just like it did a few years ago with the movie / game, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. One of these will be to include video game streaming on the platform, which it will do at no extra cost to consumers.
Although this may cause you emotion, Netflix indicated that for the moment its offer of games will be limited: ‘We see video games as a new category of content for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and impromptu TV. Games will be included in members’ subscription at no additional cost. Initially, we will focus on games for mobile devices.‘
Netflix makes mention that they are excited for their new series and movies, and hope to continue generating more. However, with 10 years in the market, they think that it is time to diversify, so they will see how their audience will receive this new branch of their already vast catalog.
At the moment, Netflix It has 209 million subscribers to its service. With these figures and the fact that it won’t cost a penny more than your subscription, surely several people will give the games it will offer a try. This could be an excellent strategy to start in this new field.
To succeed, Netflix could enter to compete with services such as those of Stadia, PlayStation Now Y Game pass. We don’t know what will happen, but this may bring us closer to the day when cloud gaming will be the norm rather than the exception. Are you excited?
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