US streaming giant Netflix has break into the game subscription market by announcing that it launched its first mobile games worldwide, which will be initially available for Android devices but will roll out later for iOS devices.
The OTT platform made this move with the public hiring of former Electronic Arts and Facebook executive, Mike Verdu, as its Vice President of Game Development.
With the latest announcement Netflix members from all around the world can play five mobile games — Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo and Rogue Games) and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
“We are excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world,” Mike Verdu said in a statement. “All you need is a Netflix subscription — there’s no ads, no additional fees and no in-app purchases,” he added.
From 3rd November onwards, Netflix subscription users on Android devices can see a dedicated games row and games tab where you can choose from the above mentioned games to download.
“Just like our series, films and specials, we want to design games for any level of play and every kind of player, whether you are a beginner or a lifelong gamer,” Verdu said.
“And we are just getting started. We are excited to continue improving our mobile gaming experience and adding to our entertainment offering in the months ahead.”
With this reaffirmation, users can expect future updates and addition of many new popular games to the Netflix gaming library.
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