Mon, 24 May 2021

Netflix is looking for to expansion into the gaming sector


The first bit came in from "The Information" which claims that various "veteran gaming industry executives" were approached by the Streaming service providers. According to recent reports, Netflix is considering to do something around the Apple Arcade, where they plan to offer a certain amount of games through a constant subscription fee.Though these statements weren't directly confirmed by Netflix, but they did confirm their interest in "Interactive Entertainment."

Netflix has previously tried their hand at "Interactive entertainment" with shows such as "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch" where you could choose-your-own-story, which was kind of a "Role-Play-Gaming" experience.

Though, Netflix release an official statement to many outlets saying “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."

Netflix and Gaming aren't total strangers here, they've previously showed their interest in the gaming industry where they had their series "The Witcher" which was somewhat inspired by the videogame, while also Castlevania, Dota anime, and also the upcoming "Cyberpunk 2077 anime" that's coming out. That proves that Netflix has an audience for their gaming sector as they already have a strong and stable infrastructure for doing so.

Keeping aside the "video-game developing" gig aside, there's an actual probability that this streaming service can expand with a gaming sector through a streaming gateway or more. Though "Interactive Entertainment" doesn't necessarily mean gaming, but all we can do is wait for Netflix to make an official announcement. 

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