Probably one of the biggest streaming platforms in existence, Netflix seems to be eyeing an expansion and it is way far from what you think: video games. Other than having films, TV shows, and anime on its roster, it has been hinted that Netflix is meeting with veteran game industry executives to join them in their endeavor.
Netflix is known to be the home of various films, series, anime, and shows, may it be originals or not. It continues to be the leading streaming platform among all its competitors. According to The Information, Netflix is looking for an executive to lead its game expansion and various game industry people had been approached for the said position. It is reported that a "bundle" of games would be included in the subscription on the platform for an additional amount.
In a comment made by the spokesperson of Netflix through Polygon, "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, La Casa de Papel, and To All the Boys. So we're excited to do more with interactive entertainment."
Interactive entertainment is not new to Netflix, in the past, Stranger Things already had a video game that even reached Stranger Things 3: The Game which was published by the streaming giant over the years. Moreover, the efforts of Netflix in establishing an interactive entertainment like that of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch has been prominent recently.
Having the game industry intertwined with the streaming platform can also be seen with Netflix produced series and shows based on popular game titles like The Witcher, Castlevania, Dota, Magic: The Gathering, League of Legends, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
If Netflix would have games, which show do you look forward to with interactive entertainment? Let us know in the comments!