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Netflix confirms it’s adding video games to your subscription at no extra cost!

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The streaming giant confirmed it will dive into video games with ad-free mobile gaming at no additional charge for subscribers.
Netflix confirms it’s adding video games to your subscription at no extra cost!
Netflix is adding Games its service, initially focusing on mobile

Offering mobile games through its standard subscriptions

Previously, we reported that Netflix might be planning to venture into video games. The streaming giant has officially hired Mike Verdu as its Vice President of Games Development.

Moreover, Netflix's chief operating and product officer Greg Peters said that "games are going to be an important form of entertainment and an important modality to deepen that fan experience."

As an implicit way of confirming the rumors, the shareholder letter states that Netflix is going to expand into the gaming space. The company shared more details about this in its financial report for the second quarter.

Netflix will build on their previous interactive outings similar to Black Mirror Bandersnatch.  It also launched actual games like Stranger Things which arrived on iOS and Android devices in 2017

Furthermore, Netflix will start to offer games through its standard subscriptions. The streaming service will start with mobile gaming. Existing subscribers won't need to pay extra costs for the initial games. 

Most probably, this strategy will boost the value of the service entirely. Also, it can make the service more enticing than its rivals.

On the other hand, it is still not clear what kind of service this will be. There's a statement on the fourth page of the letter showing that Netflix is in the "early stages of further expanding into games". The streaming giant explained vaguely about its future in gaming,

We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV… We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.

What do you think?

Sources: Netflix, GizChina
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