In the last week or so, there was a rumor that the world’s leading streaming platform Netflix would like to offer video games on its streaming platform. Today, the rumor mill receives fresh details from the engagement of an industry veteran.
Netflix To Offer Video Games
In the past few weeks, rumors had spread that those in charge of Netflix would like to expand their offerings in the future and also offer video games. The rumor mill gets new details today and as of now, Netflix has decided to sign former Zynga and Electronic Arts executive Mike Verdu.
According to a report by Bloomberg, Verdu is set to advance Netflix’s gaming plans as vice president of game development. It also says that Netflix wants to build a team in the coming months that will be responsible for implementing internal gaming plans.
Accordingly, Netflix should plan to bring video games on its platform from next year. “The idea is to offer video games on Netflix’s streaming platform within the next year, according to a person familiar with the situation. The games will appear alongside current fare as a new programming genre — similar to what Netflix did with documentaries or stand-up specials,” reports Bloomberg.
In addition, Netflix does not plan to pay extra for video game content. Conversely, this would mean that the expansion of the in-house streaming platform with video games will not result in a price increase.
Since those responsible at Netflix did not want to comment on the current report from Bloomberg, the rumors about Netflix’s gaming plans should continue to be enjoyed with the appropriate caution.