Netflix reportedly wants to expand into video games2021-05-25 17:04 by Daniela
Netflix is seriously considering expanding into gaming, according to several reports from the past few days. Not only is the streaming giant rumored to be looking to hire a gaming executive to oversee the effort, but it's also reportedly mulling building out its own version of an Apple Arcade-like gaming bundle.
The reports suggest that the service could be offered to its subscribers and games based on popular Netflix series as well as original games commissioned from various indie development studios could be launched.
In a statement to Polygon and The Information, a Netflix spokesperson said:
"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."
The move into gaming is likely an attempt to boost its subscriber base, as the company has seen slowing growth in the U.S. market and increased competition from rivals.
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