According to a report released on Friday by The Information, Netflix has reportedly been looking for an executive to expand into video games. The article states that Netflix has contacted many “expert managers” or “veteran game industry executives” in the field of video games and expanded its activities.
The information indicated that the Apple Arcade started in 2019, which included a range of exclusive and timed exclusive games that were available for $4.99 a month. It is available with a subscription to Apple Arcade. By introducing new games at a very steady pace, Apple continued to promote the platform.
A representative/spokesperson for Netflix told Polygon that the firm “will be more passionate about immersive content.” You will find the complete statement below.
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.
In 2018, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, an adventure film in Choose your own, accompanied by a similarly immersive environment in 2020 with an unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt episode, is a platform for streaming. In 2018, the platform experimented with interactive environments and video games. This is also their history in making video game series, including Dota, Castlevania, and The Witcher and their spinoffs. The Gathering, Sonic the Hedgehog, and League of Legends are all showcases in Magic.
Netflix has already developed games previous to its Stranger Things franchise – by third-party developers: the Stranger Things smartphone title and Stranger Things 3: The Game.
Details of Netflix’s confirmed expansion of games continue to be limited. However, the company’s presence in new digital media has been apparent in recent years. Over the past month – partly due to delayed production at its original shows – Netflix subscribers have decelerated, and competition in streaming areas continues to increase. Yet so-called “Streaming Wars” have been underway for several years as businesses are prepared to launch new services, and Netflix said that it is currently Fortnite that is most likely to take players off the streaming service in 2019.
Fortnite is a video game, but Epic Games, the developer, still builds what is called “Metaverse,” a growing virtual universe rather than a video game. In reality, Fortnite is now the venue of films; Epic has held several film nights over the past year where players can watch movies in Fortnite and the unveiling of Star Wars Episode IX: the Rise of Skywalker trailer (the first episode in Skywalker).
Over recent years, a major part of Netflix’s streaming policy has been to create its own content – to ensure that it has not paid too much license fees to other studios and is increasingly able to focus on Netflix-made content.
It could be that we see Netflix build their own in-house studio if they were to deeper into games, but the disappointment of other players in this field could give them a break.
Amazon has not been able to order its games division for several years, with many cancellation programs, including team shooter Crucible (which has been only accessible early) and the extremely problematic/colonial MMO New World.