Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Sony, Nvidia — all of them are attempting to dominate the early and rising market of streaming video games, hosted from highly effective servers and broadcast on to gamers’ screens with out the necessity of a gaming PC or console. Nevertheless it appears to be like like one more challenger is approaching this new battlefield, and it has a well-known title: Netflix.
In keeping with a report in Bloomberg, Netflix hopes to supply high-end streaming video games inside a 12 months, along with its well-established library of streaming films and TV exhibits. To that finish the corporate has hired Mike Verdu, previously of Fb (working within the Oculus VR program) and Digital Arts. Verdu is the brand new Vice President of Recreation Growth, a place Netflix confirmed to Bloomberg with out commenting on its upcoming plans.
Netflix is an apparent selection for a brand new entry within the streaming video games market, given nearly fifteen years of expertise in media streaming. The corporate’s personal content material manufacturing has already made an enchantment to avid gamers with productions like The Witcher, Castlevania, and Minecraft: Story Mode. There isn’t any different info on Netflix’s ambitions out there, however contemplating its streaming technique, an all-you-can-play subscription within the vein of Microsoft’s Xbox Recreation Go would appear like probably the most pure course.