Netflix Gaming Is Officially On The Way
Netflix announced that they will be offering games as part of their monthly subscription.
The company said, “We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion 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. We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.”
New story with @Lucas_Shaw: Netflix is planning to add video games to its service in the next year and has hired Facebook’s VR games content head, and former head of mobile games at EA, to run its new gaming division. https://t.co/hvs7n1pzVB
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) July 14, 2021
Earlier this month, Netflix teased this route with the new deal with Shonda Rhimes, which included gaming and virtual content.
There are also rumors that Netflix will be teaming up with Playstation to offer their games on their platform as well.
Netflix expanding into gaming, plans to offer video games alongside film and TV
Former EA and Oculus exec Mike Perdu has joined to head up its new gaming division. pic.twitter.com/R1mtIDZaBr
— Shinobi602 (@shinobi602) July 14, 2021