Following recent reports, streaming big Netflix has formally confirmed its plans to broaden into gaming.
In a letter to shareholders dated July 20th, Netflix mentioned that the enlargement continues to be in its early phases. Games will probably be included in members’ subscriptions at no further value, and the initiative will kick off with cellular video games.
Part of the letter reads:
We’re additionally within the early phases of additional increasing into video games, constructing on our earlier efforts round interactivity (eg, Black Mirror Bandersnatch) and our Stranger Things video games. We view gaming as one other new content material class for us, just like our enlargement into authentic movies, animation and unscripted TV. Games will probably be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no further value just like movies and sequence. Initially, we’ll be primarily centered on video games for cellular units. We’re excited as ever about our films and TV sequence providing and we count on an extended runway of accelerating funding and progress throughout all of our present content material classes, however since we’re practically a decade into our push into authentic programming, we predict the time is correct to study extra about how our members worth video games.
The wording of the letter means that Netflix has plans to transcend cellular gaming finally, which is according to experiences that the corporate is in talks with Sony. Dataminers discovered photos of the DualSense controller and Ghost of Tsushima in Netflix’s iOS app information. However, it seems prefer it’ll be some time earlier than we hear something.
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