As per a new report, Netflix is moving past TV shows and movies to work on an expansion into video games. Want confirmation? Got it. In spite of the fact that reports about Netflix’s gaming extension have been circling for a brief period now, the Los Gatos monster has recently hired previous Electronic Arts and Facebook executive, Mike Verdu, to lead the effort, and has even put the call out for more “game-like” interactive development positions on its website.
The TV, film and Originals streaming behemoth said on Wednesday that Mike Verdu will join Netflix as VP of game development. Already, Verdu was Facebook’s VP accountable for working with designers to carry games and other content to Oculus virtual-reality headsets. He likewise took part in famous mobile games at Electronic Arts, including The Sims, Plants versus Zombies and Star Wars franchises.
As announced by Bloomberg (and refering to “a person familiar with the situation”), the plan is to offer video games on Netflix’s streaming platform within the year. Said games will just show up close by Netflix’s present charge. Besides, Bloomberg’s source – who asked not to be named because of the private nature of the continuous thoughts – claims that the organization doesn’t at present plan on charging extra for its gaming content.
The streaming market is really saturated on both the video (Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Now and so on) and gaming (Xbox Game Pass, Apple Arcade and so forth), and it looks like Netflix is searching out another USP by being the first service to consolidate both – and perhaps a support for hiking its fees in future.