Netflix finds itself in a precarious position, losing subscribers for the first time ever, which in turn has led to a downturn in the stock market. What the company’s future looks like is not yet clear, but gaming is certainly a part of it. Not only has Netflix been at the forefront of a multimedia resurgence that includes IP for video games, but it has also been dabbling its toes into game publishing as well. In the meantime, it has started releasing games that are available exclusively to its subscribers. So far, these have been mobile games, smaller in scope and ambitious, but of course, this may change over time. Meanwhile, before the end of the year, subscribers had nearly 50 mobile games to look forward to that would be released via the subscription service to subscribers at no additional costs.
What these games are and how good they will be, we do not know. All we know is that Netflix subscribers will get nearly 50 “free” mobile games before the end of the year. Back in March, one of the best games from this new initiative was released – a remastered version of the highly rated PlayStation game.
So far, these games have been free of microtransactions and in-game ads. In other words, while it’s free for subscribers, it’s not like other free games on mobile platforms.
Interestingly enough, in September of last year, Netflix acquired the studio Night School, the team they are best known for. Oxenfri. The studio – the first to join the Netflix family – is known for its high-quality PC and console games. It remains to be seen how an acquisition like this – and any future operations – will intersect with this free mobile gaming initiative, but you have to imagine that the plan is to connect the two. If Netflix can make and release big budget movies and TV shows, there’s no reason they can’t do it with console games. Obviously, however, there are more variants involved because not everyone with a Netflix subscription will have a PS5 or Xbox Series X.
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