Netflix Will Add Video Games To Its Offer In 2022
Netflix plans to expand its record label content next year through a video game show, a new segment taken by Mike Verdo, a former company veteran of Electronic Arts and Facebook.
The addition of Verdu marks the beginning of a new area for Netflix , which as vice president of video game development, will help the company form a new team in the coming months, for which Netflix has already started offering jobs in its Web.
The game development strategy is not yet defined , according to a source familiar with the subject to Bloomberg, but the company hopes to be able to offer video games next year along with the films , series and documentaries that it already has in its catalog.
This new content would not imply an additional charge , according to the source, which would allow it to differentiate itself from Apple, which also has a service for original video content (Apple TV +) and another for video games (Apple Arcade), which charges separately.
It would not be Netflix’s first foray into the world of video games. Some of its series, such as Stranger Things, have an official video game, while others of its content ( Black Mirror or Carmen Sandiego ) have a format that resembles a game.
This is not the first time the company has announced plans to enter a new market. In May it emerged that Netflix was studying the creation of a downloadable video game service, for which it had contacted several veteran executives of the industry to supervise its efforts in this area.