Netflix, in full Netflix, Inc., is a media-streaming and video-rental company founded in 1997 by American entrepreneurs Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. They involve streaming services, and your favourite shows and movies can be watched. In the recent years they started producing their own content- Netflix originals. Now, it is confirmed that Netflix is branching out into video games.
A number of services have been experimenting with video game subscriptions. Last year, Amazon (creator of Prime Video) infused in Luna, a cloud gaming service and operates its own gaming studio as well. Google (owner of YouTube) launched game-streaming service Stadia in 2019. Likewise, Apple, which launched Apple TV Plus last year, also sought to expand its audience with the mobile gaming subscription service Apple Arcade in 2019. Even Zoom is getting in on gaming with poker, Heads Up and Kahoot.
Netflix hasn't announced any particular games yet, but the streaming giant has reportedly hired former Electronic Arts and Facebook executive Mike Verdu for the project. Netflix gaming will start with ad-free games for mobile devices like mobile phones, tablets. This will be available on the streaming service at no extra cost. The streaming service also said it would experiment with creating games based on existing Netflix franchises.
Netflix hasn't given a specific date yet, but it plans to start adding games to its platform in 2022. During the July 20 meeting, Netflix executives said the service would initially focus on mobile games. But because so many devices support Netflix, it wouldn’t be impossible to expand to Xbox, PlayStations and computers.