In the past, there have been frequent speculations that streaming giant Netflix would also like to enter the video game business more and more. A new report now suggests that it should be ready in the coming year.
The renowned business magazine Bloomberg has published a new report stating that the streaming giant Netflix will finally enter the gaming business “in the coming year”. Corresponding rumors have been around for a long time, but nothing has really manifested itself from the official side.
Although there is still no official confirmation from Netflix, further details are made public in the report, which indicate the relevant preparations. Accordingly, the company has now hired Mike Verdu, who previously held leading positions at Electronic Arts and Facebook. Among other things, he worked on well-known brands such as The Sims, Plants vs. Zombies and Star Wars. Now he is apparently supposed to drive Netflix’s gaming efforts. “In the coming months” are loud Bloomberg
Another report from The Information suggested that Netflix might be considering some sort of Apple Arcade-themed gaming bundle. The new Bloomberg-Report, however, is now in a different notch, because the gaming content from Netflix should simply expand existing streaming subscriptions. The plans are comparable to documentation and specials that Netflix has also sneaked on as part of the regular subscription. In short: games on Netflix should not incur any additional costs according to the current planning status.
Netflix has already gained its first gaming experience in the past in cooperation with third-party developers. Among other things, Stranger Things 3: The Game was released. Netflix itself has already launched interactive experiences such as “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” on the streaming platform. We will of course keep you up to date on further developments.