Netflix is the go-to destination for many when it comes to looking for something watch, but when it comes to video games and something to play, that’s an entirely different story.
That may not be the case forever though. New ports indicate that Netflix is looking for someone to fill a role within the company to oversee a new division that oversees video games. Which suggests that Netflix is looking to widen its audience and its offerings.
The report comes from The Information (via Reuters). Noting that Netflix has had discussions on offering game bundles. The service already offers a wealth of content for film and TV. Spanning a very wide range of different genres. But gaming is something is has yet to tap into. Although that may change soon if the reports are accurate.
Video games may never be a part of Netflix, but it’s excited about interactive entertainment
The closest Netflix has gotten to video games on its platform is being involved with the creation of games for other platforms based on its original property. Specifically with Stranger Things, which does have its own game.
There’s also an interactive show on the service called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, which lets the viewer decide the direction of the show based on choices. Similar to a choose your own adventure book. Netflix also made a statement to Tech Radar that it’s excited to “do more with interactive entertainment.”
The spokesperson doesn’t mention anything specifically about video games in any capacity. But it doesn’t deny the initial report either. So at the very least it appears there may be some truth to the possibility that it wants to expand into gaming.
Games would not feature advertising
While Netflix can neither confirm nor deny its intent to offer a gaming subscription of some kind, here’s what an offering like that might look like.
The report states that a Netflix video games offering would not contain advertising of any kind. So it would essentially be just like what it offers with film and TV. A monthly subscription that allows users unfiltered, unlimited access to everything it has to offer.