Netflix Will Soon Venture Into Games But Won’t Charge Users
It appears that Netflix has revealed in a shareholders letter that they will be offering a gaming service on their platform. What’s better is that they won’t any additional charges for it.
Netflix to introduce gaming service
The company has said that they plan to build on “interactivity” where the service will come at no additional cost to users. Despite that, they’ve said for now it will be only available for mobile devices.
We’re also in the early stages of further expanding into games, building on our earlier efforts around interactivity (eg Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) and our Stranger Things games. We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansions into original films, animation, and unscripted TV. Games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost similar to films and series. Initially, we’ll be primarily focused on games for mobile devices.
Previously the company hired former EA and Zynga executive Mike Verdu, which kind of led to the assumption that the game would do something in the gaming section. At the time of writing, it is reported that there are 209 million people subscribed to Netflix but competition in the market is there with the emergence of new platforms from Disney, HBO, Amazon and the likes.
For more on the latest tech and gaming news plus reviews, stay tuned to Pokde.net.
Pokdepinion: I have my doubts when it comes for them to do gaming… That being said, they definitely need something to stay on top, you’ve got to be unique from the competitors. Let’s see how they do and how good their “games” are.