Netflix Is Already Hiring Executives to Lead its Gaming Division

Published 05/22/2021, 11:43 AM EDT


The movie streaming platform Netflix has shown a lot of interest in interactive media recently. With movies like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the website aimed to do something unique. For the first time ever, it gave the audience the unique ability to decide where the movie is heading. Fortunately, fans loved the idea, making the platform confident about its ventures.

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With the success of Bandersnatch, Netflix went on to launch a full-fledged game inspired by another one of its exclusive TV shows. Stranger Things 3: The Game was the billion-dollar company’s entry into the gaming industry. Now, according to fresh reports, it plans to make bigger strides in the interactive entertainment industry.

Netflix plans to release games similar to Stranger Things 3: The Game

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The Information reports that Netflix is hiring someone to take up the role of an executive in its gaming initiative. Moreover, the company is also hiring staff and senior-level officials to lead the highly anticipated initiative. The company has enough capital to challenge studios like Activision and Epic Games in developing AAA+ titles. However, that is not the vision it has for the games it plans to develop.

Instead of action-shooters or the currently popular Battle Royale genre, Netflix plans to stick to what it knows best. Stranger Things 3: The Game was a beat ’em up arcade-style game that the company managed to popularize. Therefore, with a long line of exclusive movies and TV shows, we might see similar projects from the company in the future.

In fact, according to further reports, Netflix plans to launch an Apple Arcade-style bundle of games without advertisements. This would mean that the company’s focus isn’t on the graphics or the engine and the mechanics. Instead, it wants to deliver an immersive experience to its audience just like it does with visual media.

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Popular exclusives might be next in line to get video game adaptations

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La Casa de Papel, popularly known as Money Heist, has emerged as one of the most successful shows on Netflix. Similarly, To All the Boys is also a popular franchise amongst teens and young adults. According to Netflix, these might be the best choice of exclusives if the company continues with video game adaptations once it properly establishes its gaming division.

Members also enjoy engaging more directly with stories they love–through interactive shows like Bandersnatch and You v. Wild, or games based on Stranger Things, La Casa de Papel, and To All the Boys. So we’re excited to do more with interactive entertainment.

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Netflix expanding to the video game industry might come as great news for fans. People all around the world, whether on PC, consoles, or smartphones, will be able to take part in the experience the billion-dollar company aims to provide.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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