During the financial report for the second quarter, Netflix confirmed to its investors the firm desire to enter the world of cloud games, starting from the world of smartphones and without adding to your subscriptions. In fact, here is an excerpt from the latest letter to investors.
We are also in the early stages of further expansion into the world of video games, building on our previous efforts on interactivity (e.g. Black Mirror Bandersnatch) and our games on Stranger Things. We see games as another new category of content for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and comedy. Games will be included in members’ Netflix membership at no additional cost, such as movies and television series. Initially, we will focus primarily on mobile games. We are as excited as ever about our film and TV series offering and look forward to a long journey of further investment and growth in all of our existing content categories, but as we are almost in the first decade of our push towards original programming, we believe that it’s a good time to learn more about how much our members value video games.
Important confirmations therefore, but no further details. We do not know Which the games will be there (will it be more of a Stadia or Apple Arcade style service? the difference is not small!), Many the games will be there, or how they will work; and above all we do not know When exactly. But we know that Netflix is focused on the gaming world like never before, and that Android and iOS smartphones will have a front row seat – after all, as a sneak peek, it’s not that bad, is it?
Via: The edge