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Netflix reportedly to launch a new gaming subscription service

According to a report from The Information, the streaming platform is planning to expand into more media markets.
Netflix reportedly to launch a new gaming subscription service

In recent years, the famous streaming platform Netflix has undergone unprecedented growth, going from being a VOD subscription service to a multi-award-winning production company that has dabbled in various media.

Now, according to a report from the outlet The Information, Netflix would be looking to expand into the video game industry since according to this, the Californian company is searching for "veteran executives" with experience in the sector to give the definitive jump.

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As they clarify, this next step will be done with the launch of a subscription game service similar to Apple Arcade, launched in 2019 through its own App Store, and that allows anyone to play any title in its catalog without ads or microtransactions, for only $ 4.99 USD.

Taking this into account, Netflix would be investigating how to launch a kind of paid bundle in which it would offer video games as it now offers series, movies and documentaries on its platform, both in its PC and mobile version.

To clarify a bit on this, a Netflix representative contacted by Polygon commented that “Our members value the variety and quality of our content. It’s why we’ve continually expanded our offering, engaging more directly with stories they love through interactive shows and games based [on our licenses]. So we're excited to do more with interactive entertainment."

This would not be the first time that Netflix would try to seek an alliance with developers or companies within gaming, since the premiere of the last season of its animated series based on Castlevania, as well as the announcement of the release of Arcane, an animated series set within the League of Legends universe.

So for the moment, it remains to be seen if what seems to be a rumor ends up becoming a reality and if Netflix can find the necessary people to help it make the final leap in its expansion into the video game industry.