Netflix To Offer Video Games After Hiring Ex-EA and Facebook Executive to Lead Game Development!



It appears that Netflix is looking to offer more than just TV shows and movies in the future. Netflix confirmed to IGN that it hired a former video game executive to lead a new game development department at the streaming company.

Originally reported by Bloomberg, then IGN, Netflix has hired Verdu to be vice president of game development at Netflix. Verdu was previously in charge of bringing developers and games to the Oculus VR ecosystem at Facebook; and at EA, Verdu oversaw the company’s mobile game studios which operated titles like SimCity, Plants vs. Zombies 2, and more.


Neither Netflix nor Bloomberg gave specifics about this new video game venture or whether the streaming company will develop its own games or license games from third-party developers. Neither is it clear exactly how the company plans to distribute games on its platform.


If Netflix intends to release fully interactive games through its platform will Netflix ask subscribers to download full games, or will it utilize streaming technology like Google, Amazon, and Xbox?


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