Until last week, Bloomberg reported, citing an inside source, that it also wanted to make Netflix video games available through the streaming service. And yesterday, the company admitted the news was true: They sent a letter to their investors explaining that they saw video games as a new “content category,” similar to their movies and series, it reported. VGC He is.
Netflix has confirmed that there will be no additional charges for games available on its service, and that it is still in the “early stages” of conquering the new territory. However, it was also revealed that it will initially focus on gaming “mainly” for mobile phones. The company says it will continue to grow across all categories of content in the future (including movies and series), but after a decade, they think it’s time to “learn more about how our members rate games.”
According to a previous report by Bloomberg, the company wants to release its first games in the next 12 months, and Greg Peterst, who previously worked at Electronic Arts, Facebook and Zynga, has been appointed to lead the development team. The newspaper also noted that Netflix could use the move to justify a subsequent increase in the service’s monthly fee.
Video games haven’t quite been far from Netflex yet, with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, for example, an interactive movie and several games based on Stranger Things.
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