Is Netflix Entering The Gaming World?

Netflix is definitely up to something, with latest rumors and indicators about starting its own game development studio.

There are serious indications that entertainment provider Netflix is entering the game development scene. Allegedly, the company is in talks with several executives from reputable gaming studios, with the ultimate goal being permanent recruitment. Moreover, it is expected that whoever ends up with the job will be the head of the company’s new video game division.

This latest news comes from several credible news outlets, one of them being the online news platform, The Information. Regardless of that, there are quite obvious signs that Netflix is brewing something in the gaming department. This news makes even more sense if you take into account that Netflix officials released an official statement in which they confirm the company’s interest in creating video games.

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Netflix Official Statement

Furthermore, there are also several key factors that pinpoint that Netflix seriously entering the gaming world might just occur. One definitely has to be the fact that Netflix already has experience with game development. More specifically, this online streaming platform already has several video games under its belt, all in collaboration with third-party studios. La Casa de Papel, Stranger Things mobile and Stranger Things 3: The Game.

It is worth mentioning that it has also offered a unique experience, via the interactive features created its viewers. To give you an example, with tv-shows in the likes of the hit series Black Mirror, where you are in charge of the fate of the character.

However, you look at this news it only means one thing. Usually, where there is smoke, it turns out to be fire as well. And that is even more evident with the official statement by Netflix. Consequently, the streaming giant definitely got the resources to pull something like this out. Especially now with the uncertainty of the pandemic.

On top of that, there is the competition who are constantly after the no.1 spot of Netflix. So the more we get into the matter, the more Netflix entering game development makes sense. We are going to leave to time and see if we will eventually have a unique video game from Netflix’s own development studio.

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