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Netflix Is Branching Out To Stream Video Games Next Year



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Netflix was founded in 1997 and in 2007, when Netflix announced the launch of its streaming service, it advanced into a tech giant, (across more than 190 countries). The streaming service has over 200 million paid subscribers worldwide and recently hired former Facebook and Electronic Arts executive to lead its “Interactive” department.

I remember when Netflix was the premier DVD-by-mail rental service (where you can make your movie list). For movies and shows available exclusively through the DVD plan, you would have to sign up, but while that is still a service, Redbox remains competition. It was DVD’s that destroyed Blockbuster’s nostalgic VHS tapes and now, movie and TV streaming services may destroy DVDs. You can still pay separately for a DVD and Blu-Ray subscription plan, but will you still go through all of that hassle?


Netflix Plans to Offer Video Games in Push Beyond Films, TV

Remember GameFly (the online rental subscription service)? Video games can be a lucrative business move for Netflix. Yes! Netflix, is now rumored to be launching video games next year, according to Mark Gurman via Twitter. This was not the first time Netflix teased us with possibly launching video games. Knowing this information, do you possibly think the video game service of Netflix will be more successful than GameFly, because some critics doubt that many people will stick around when there is so much competition. 

Thinking about Netflix launching video games next year, maybe you thought Netflix will have its own console or you will play the game in your usual location (with a regular, functioning remote). Back in 2019, Netflix said in a letter, “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO.” If there is no Netflix console, can you imagine how the included video game service will be? Can you honestly imagine playing 3D video games on Netflix with a regular control? Maybe a control will be added, but if so, is spilling the beans on that one. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.