Netflix has firmly established itself as one of the most reliable and high-quality entertainment apps. In the realm of content streaming, there is no way to deny the significance of this factor. However, games include an equal amount of fun and monetization potential. As a result, they are only tangentially tied to the company’s primary line of work. The rise to prominence of Netflix Games on Android can be attributed to the presence of many games with particularly distinctive art styles and titles. Things are looking up for the Halo Infinite brand now that the creative leader of the game has joined Netflix Games. This is true in more ways than one.
Joseph Staten, the creative head for Halo Infinite, announced that he would be leaving Microsoft early this year. According to Eurogamer, the executive’s involvement with the Halo series dates back to approximately the year 2000, when he worked as a writer and director for the cinematics of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. In January of 2023, he resigned, and he is now working for Netflix Games as a creative director on an original AAA game intended to be played on many platforms.
In my work life, there's nothing I love more than collaborating with others to build worlds filled with iconic characters, deep mysteries, and endless adventures. 1/2
— Joseph Staten (@joestaten) April 17, 2023
Importantly, Staten’s tweet includes the word “multi-platform,” which confirms in a roundabout way that Netflix Games intends to branch out beyond the production of mobile games alone. At the beginning of this year, we got a glimpse of Netflix Games’ plans to make the games that are currently exclusively available on mobile devices accessible on TV. The company has no qualms about taking risky actions such as converting to cloud gaming despite Google Stadia’s recent departure from the sector and is currently snatching serious talent from established game makers. A new AAA game is close if the correct technology and crew are used.
Staten said there is nothing better than working together to construct legendary virtual worlds with secrets and adventures in the tweets that announced the new post. Therefore, it is a collaborative job. However, if Staten’s significant involvement and the Halo series exhibit capability, then Netflix Games’ first big-ticket project could be worth the wait. Netflix has not yet commented on such ambitions; nonetheless, there is speculation that the mobile games catalog may continue to expand.