Netflix Reportedly Eyes Entry Into Red Hot Video Game Market
Today, The Information reports that Netflix has been looking to hire an executive to oversee an expansion to the video game market. The Los Gatos, California-based company has supposedly reached out to veteran game industry executives about joining the company or perhaps just to learn about the market. However, Netflix has already had some game content come out, like the Stranger Things games or interactive “choose your adventure” type content with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, so it will not be an entirely new venture.
Aside from the ideas already out there, we would be interested to see Netflix digitize the game rental market of yesteryear. It may be fun, and somewhat nostalgic, to pay a few dollars a month to gain access to a new game every week with cloud-based saves so you could pick up where you left off later, should you buy the game in full. It would take some of the hassle out of choosing what game to play and exposing people to new genres curated regularly. Whatever Netflix ends up doing, if you have some good ideas for the company’s entrance into video games, let us know in the comments below.Our members value the variety and quality of our content. It’s why we’ve continually expanded our offering — from series to documentaries, film, local language originals and reality TV. Members also enjoy engaging more directly with stories they love — through interactive shows like Bandersnatch and You v. Wild, or games based on Stranger Things, La Casa de Papel and To All the Boys. So we’re excited to do more with interactive entertainment.