22 May 2021 2:05 PM +00:00

Netflix Reportedly Set To Begin Developing Video Games As A Part Of Its Streaming Service

Netflix is reportedly set to begin developing video games as a part of its additions to the streaming service.

According to The Information "Netflix is looking to hire an executive to oversee an expansion into videogames". This is apparently "a sign it is stepping up its efforts to grow beyond traditional filmed entertainment, according to people familiar with the situation."

The full story is stuck behind a paywall, but Reuters has most of the key information. No job listing has gone up yet, but the report claims a number of game industry executives have been approached for the role.

This wouldn't be the first time Netflix has released a game-like experience, with Black Mirror's Bandersnatch episode offering choices for viewers.

Netflix has also worked with developer Bonus XP on Stranger Things 3: The Game and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics.

This shift would mark a major change for the company who has mostly kept away from working directly on games instead, adapting franchises for TV and film, such as The Witcher and Castlevania.

But, with Netflix producing more and more of its own content, it makes sense to see them want to produce a wider variety of that content as well. What games would you liked to see Netflix make, either based on its own IP or new IP?