Streaming giant Netflix is reportedly eager to go beyond the film and television industry.
This is according to a report from The Information, which cites sources who are “familiar with the situation”. The site says Netflix is seeking a video game executive and has supposedly already reached out to various people within the games industry.
Netflix is apparently considering offering a series of games (similar to the likes of Apple Arcade) that would be made available on its own subscription service.
The streaming giant shared the following statement with Polygon, stating how it was excited to do more with “interactive entertainment”.
“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, The Paper houseand To All the Boys. So we’re excited to do more with interactive entertainment.”
Whether or not Netflix would succeed within this area is another question altogether. Game Pass, as our sister site Pure Xbox notes, is often considered as ‘the Netflix of video gaming’. Then there are other services like EA Play and the dedicated streaming service Google Stadia, which essentially flopped.
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