Netflix it can be a TV show, a movie i a platform for streaming games in the near future. According to Bloomberg, the company has hired Mike Verdue, a former Oculus and EA executive, as vice president of game development. Verdu was vice president of augmented and virtual reality games and content on Facebook, where he worked with developers for Oculus Rift, Quest and Go. From 2017 to 2018, he was also the head of EA Mobile and oversaw the studies that worked on them Star Wars: The Galaxy of Heroes,, SimCity BuildIt,, Plants against zombies i Sims Free Game, among others.
The company will reportedly build its gaming team in the coming months so it can start offering streaming games in the next year. Netflix is not very inexperienced in this area and previously developed games based on its popular shows. However, he published those titles on mobile devices and consoles – Bloomberg says the company will not create a separate platform for its upcoming video games, but will make them available along with its shows and movies in its category. Also, the streaming giant reportedly has no plans to charge extra for gaming access, although it is unclear whether the additional content will lead to future price increases.
As competitors emerge left and right, Netflix is looking for ways to grow and ensure it stays ahead, especially in saturated markets like the US. Adding video games to his repertoire seems to be the answer he recently came up with. Information first reported that the company was trying to hire a CEO to oversee its expansion into video games back in May. Apparently Netflix has contacted several veteran executives in the industry regarding the position. A company spokesman said then Information:
“Our members appreciate the diversity and quality of our content. That’s why we’ve constantly expanded our offering – from series to documentaries, films, local language originals and reality TV. Members also enjoy more direct socializing with the stories they love – through interactive shows as Bandersnatch i You against Wild, or games based on Stranger Things,, L Paper house i To all the boys. So we’re excited to do more with interactive entertainment. “
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