Netflix confirms adding video games starting with mobile gaming

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Streaming service Netflix has just confirmed that it will be adding video games to its arsenal in the near future.

A recent second-quarter earnings report officially confirmed rumors that the streaming service will enter the game industry. However, it made it clear that it wants to start with mobile gaming first and see how it goes from there.

Here’s a statement from Netflix of his letters to investors:

We’re also in the early stages of further expansion into games, building on our past efforts around interactivity (eg. Black Mirror Bandersnatch) and our Strange things spell. We see gaming as another new category of content for us, similar to our expansion into original movies, animation, and unscripted TV. Games are included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost, similar to movies and series. Initially, we will mainly focus on games for mobile devices. We’re thrilled as always with our range of movies and TV series and we anticipate a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but as we’ve been striving for original programming for nearly a decade, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members rate games.

There are no details yet on what kinds of games the streaming service is planning, but it has expanded its TV deal with Shonda Rimes to include feature films and game content. Also, it has not specified how it will be offered to the subscribers.

Netflix could be called a game company in the future with this announcement.

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