Netflix is reportedly planning to get into video games much more
Based on a report in The Data primarily based on nameless sources, Netflix is planning to develop additional into videogames and approaching “veteran recreation business executives” as potential hires. Whereas Netflix has beforehand produced interactive exhibits like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and You vs. Wild, and collaborated with exterior builders on tasks like Stranger Issues 3: The Recreation, this might symbolize extra than simply dipping a toe within the videogame water. Apparently one of many plans being checked out is impressed by Apple Arcade’s subscription service, which supplies entry to video games unique to the service.
The story could be correct, if a press release Netflix despatched to Techradar is something to go by. “Our members worth the range and high quality of our content material”, it stated. It is why we’ve regularly expanded our providing – from collection to documentaries, movie, native language originals and actuality TV. Members additionally take pleasure in participating extra straight with tales they love – by way of interactive exhibits like Bandersnatch and You v. Wild, or video games primarily based on Stranger Issues, La Casa de Papel and To All of the Boys. So we’re excited to do extra with interactive leisure.”
Netflix’s executives do contemplate Fortnite to be a significant competitor, so it is smart for the streaming platform to have a look at methods to push again. It is also gone all-in on exhibits primarily based on videogames with collection like Castlevania, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and Detention, in addition to forthcoming diversifications together with animated variations of Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, League of Legends, Magic: The Gathering, and Dragon’s Dogma, in addition to a live-action Murderer’s Creed collection. Here is hoping that one seems higher than the film did.