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Netflix Inc. expands into video games and employs a former manager of Electronic Arts Inc. and Facebook Inc. to lead the project, marking its first major leap beyond the TV series and movies.
Mike Verdun, who previously worked as senior vice president of Electronic Arts, focussing on mobile games, and vice president of Virtual and Enhanced Reality Gaming in the Oculus division of Facebook, has been hired to lead the front as vice president of game development on Wednesday 14 July.
Netflix expands into video games
Video games should reach the platform next year as a new program category, similar to their screening of the documentary and stand-up specials, according to Bloomberg, who originally reported on Verdu's hire. The inclusion of Netflix will not be charged extra.
For a long time, Netflix has hinted at entering the video game sector. The free-to-play Stranger Things mobile game, which was launched at E3 2019, was the company's first move in this manner. Netflix stated in May that it was looking for a senior executive to assist it to expand its video gaming commitment. Interactive movies and TV shows like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Carmen Sandiego have previously been tested on the streaming platform.
The streaming platform has also revealed two new services, which will make the platform children friends. The first is dubbed as the Kids Recap Email feature, which will provide parents with insights into children's preferences for content, suggestions based on their favorite Netflix programs, and printable coloring sheets and activities based on their favorite movies, shows, and characters.
Netflix will also provide parents with topics and charts that show their children's most popular programs. Parents will also receive recommendations to improve children's viewing experience on Netflix and parental controls on their profiles. This service is scheduled for 16 July and will be offered to users with an active child profile.
According to someone familiar with the issue, the goal is to provide video games on the streaming platform of Netflix in the coming year. The games will come as a new programming category, like the documentary or stand-up specials that Netflix has done. The corporation is not now planning to charge the content extra because of its private deliberations, the person who requested to be detected.
Contributed by Lendcy Mae Mojica