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Video Games Could Be Coming To Netflix, Claims Report

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Video Games Could Be Coming To Netflix, Claims Report

As per a recent report, Netflix is recruiting for a very novel position within the company - an executive who would oversee a team focused on the development and promotion of video games on its platform.

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This isn't its first foray into interactive media of this ilk. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a film following a shy programmer who is working on a video game version of a book written by an author who had a violent mental breakdown. The viewer could choose how the story played out and there were about ten to twelve possible endings that you could unlock, some being pretty pedestrian and others that involve crossing dimensions. Normal Black Mirror stuff. There was also Stranger Things 3: The Game, which was developed by BonusXP and published by Netflix. That was alright, though it was hobbled by the fact that it followed the events of the third season of the show faithfully and made its gameplay grindy. However, Netflix has focused a lot of time and effort securing the rights for a number of adaptations for the small screen, like The Witcher, Assassin's Creed and Cyberpunk 2077. We've got the whole list here for your perusal.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a sprawling game that'll take you about a hundred hours to complete to its fullest extent. You'd think you would tire of running up and down the rolling hills of medieval England, but it turns out that if you travel the world riding a giant lynx, it's the ultimate flex. Check it out below.

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Information on the responsibilities of this executive is thin on the ground, but the report asserts that Netflix has been headhunting and approaching "veteran game industry executives" for the opportunity to join its ranks. "One option the company has discussed is offering a bundle of games similar to Apple's online subscription offering, Apple Arcade," it explained. Whether these would be its own games or a collection of titles from established publishers, like EA Play's integration into Xbox Game Pass, is not clear. It would be competing with Google Stadia and Amazon Luna in the same space as it would supposedly offer films, TV and games all on one platform. The latter is in early access and connects to Twitch to let users watch a game they like and then jump right in.

At the moment, this is a report that hasn't been acknowledged by Netflix so we don't know for certain that this is its ambition. Nevertheless, I could definitely see it happening. Let's hope its games get made rather than cancelled though, eh?

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Topics: News, Netflix

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