Netflix may be a TV show platform, film and game streaming in the near future. According to Bloomberg, the company has employed Mike Verdu, former Oculus and EA Exec, as vice president of game development. Verdu is a VP game and augmented content and virtual reality on Facebook, where it works with developers for Oculus Rift, Quest and GO. From 2017 to 2018, it is also the head of EA Mobile and oversees the studio that works on Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Simcity Buildit, Plant vs Zombies and Sims Free Play, among others.
The company is reported to be building a gaming team in the coming months to be able to start offering games for streaming next year. Netflix is not really inexperienced in the area and the game that was previously developed based on popular performances. However, he released the titles on mobile and console – Bloomberg said the company would not make a separate platform for upcoming video games and instead made it available next to the shows and the films under their own category. Also, streaming giants are reported to have no plans to charge additional fees for game access, although it is not clear whether additional content will lead to future price increases.
With competitors popping left and right, Netflix has been looking for ways to grow and ensure it remains ahead, especially in saturated markets like the US. Adding video games to the repertoire seems to be the answer to appear with recently. This information first reported that the company tried to hire an executive who oversee expansion into video games in May. Apparently, Netflix approached several veteran executives in the industry regarding the position.