Netflix has announced that it will enter the video gaming sector. Mike Verdu, the former CEO of Electronic Arts and Facebook, has joined the broadcast platform as Vice President of Game Development.
Netflix presently has movies and TV shows available on its platform, and has been predicting a rise in the video game business for some time. Separately, Netflix has announced the launch of Kids Recap Email and Kids Top 10 Row, two new features aimed at making the platform more kid-friendly. Netflix aims to extend its sites by entering the video game business next year, according to a Bloomberg article quoting a source familiar with the subject. These games might be viewed as a new sort of programming, comparable to its writing and publishing technology, and could be supplied for free at first.
The free-to-play Stranger Things mobile game, launched at E3 2019, was the company’s first step in this approach.
Netflix said in May that it was searching for an official to help it expand its video gaming commitment.Movies that interact with TV shows, such as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Carmen Sandiego, have previously been attempted out on the streaming site.
Netflix will also provide top themes and topic charts for parents to see which shows their children enjoy the most.Parents will also be given advice on how to improve their children’s Netflix viewing experience and how to set up parental controls on their profile.
This feature will be available to users who have a legitimate children profile on their account starting July 16th.