Track your long fingers for TV series based on special interactive games. Netflix's growing allure for video games will soon explode in the form of a game publishing arm. p>
Although Netflix has yet to announce its initiative, the streaming provider has confirmed to Ars Technica that it has appointed a former EA and Oculus CEO to lead the Netflix game release team.
Newly appointed Director is Mike Verdo, who most recently worked on the developer's relationship with the Oculus VR team at Facebook (his profile still says this is his current job). He had been developing and publishing games since the early 1990s, and the first studio, Legend Entertainment, was eventually acquired by GT Interactive.
READ MORE Netflix's First Interactive Comedy: Well For Laughs, It Deserves a Better Program While Netflix has yet to confirm what a video game release might look like, this effort could lead to "video games". [as part of] its services next year,” a Bloomberg reporter said. Using 'video games' as a descriptor is key, as it sets the stage apart from the TV show 'Choose Your Adventure', which has been popular since the service aired on Black Mirror's Bandersnatch in 2018.
Is this more from Belmont? Additionally, Netflix has spent the past half decade creating a series of exclusive video series based on video game licenses, including the animated series based on Castlevania and Dota 2, and the critically acclaimed live-action version of The Witcher (whose second season is set on starting later this year). Konami's long hiatus at the Castlevania games with Netflix as a publishing partner could possibly change. (Then again, maybe we should cool our heels and see if Netflix's first panel is all about non-game features like the dating show sexy monsters, the hilarious Tiger King crew, crossed fingers, or the absurd comedy I think you should Leave.) Advertising
However, recently we've seen major efforts to release new, serious games that Google has loudly discontinued, after two years of development and the Stadia game development studio. Zero Release If Netflix were to stick to a short schedule like "next year," if not for games that worked years before today's announcement, it would probably focus on smaller releases.
ReadingApple lets you stream games on iOS, but there's a call [Updated], and while Netflix is currently seeing widespread adoption with its popular app, it's not clear if The same software was supporting game streaming on all existing devices and operating systems. , each with their own hiccups. Additionally, if Netflix requires a persistent internet connection, is Netflix ready to delay the cloud-based button competition? And does such a service need to install a trick to circumvent the strict storefront rules about games that are separately reviewed and rated?
As long as Netflix articulates the exact launch strategy and ultimate solution, we'll be wondering how Netflix will compete with the growing enthusiasm for cloud-based and download-based game-sharing services. p>
Netflix launches video games, hires former EA executives