a Netflix announced, this Tuesday (20), that Games will be included in users’ subscriptions at no additional cost. Therefore, anyone who pays to use the platform will only be able to watch Movies and series As well as playing. At the moment, there is no list of games that will be available through the service.
“We’re also in the first phase of expanding into games, expanding the work we’ve built with interaction (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, for example) and Stranger Things games,” said a letter from Netflix to investors (via the edge). “We see games as a new category of content, similar to our expansion into unscripted movies, animations, and TV shows.”
“Games will be included in the monthly fee for Netflix users at no additional cost, as will movies and series. Initially, we will focus solely on mobile devices. We are as excited as ever to offer movies and TV shows and anticipate a gradual increase in investment and growth across all of our existing categories. , but since we’ve completed nearly a decade of investing in original programming, we think it’s a good time to learn more about how our members rate games.”
Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings said in 2019 that the company “competes (and loses) more Fortnite than HBO” when it comes to the time people spend on the platform. The interest in joining this fight is not new – and they, it seems, really intend to take the initiative very seriously.