Netflix plans to go beyond streaming movies and series in the future. The company should launch a subscription service for games, as well as the Apple Arcade to expand its operations in the sector. If the current bets come to fruition, the new gaming platform may reach the public next year.
The first clues about the development of the platform were revealed on Friday (21). The Information revealed that the company is behind an executive to take care of your projects involving games. In addition, the site reported that Netflix does not intend to include ads in the titles of its possible subscription service.
Other details about the service suggest this Monday (24). According to Axios, the platform would be a kind of “smaller Apple Arcade” and could arrive in 2022, if the plans are not changed. The project would focus on a mix between intellectual property licensed by Netflix and the work of independent studios.
In response to The Information, the company said its users “value the variety and quality of our content”. Netflix also said that subscribers also like to “get more directly involved with the stories they love”, including through games based on Stranger Things and more. “So we are excited to do more with interactive entertainment,” they concluded.
It is worth remembering that the company has been involved with games in the past. In mid-2019, Netflix announced Stranger Things games for consoles and cell phones. The company also made interactive content available, such as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
What is Apple Arcade?
Apple Arcade is a game subscription service. The platform offers titles to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV through the App Store. Apple says more than 180 games can be found on the service, such as Fantasian, Mini Motorways, among others.
To have unlimited access to the platform’s titles, it is necessary to resort to a monthly subscription of R $ 9.90. In addition, the service can be purchased through Apple One, whose package also offers Apple Music, Apple TV +, and more space on iCloud. The monthly fees, in this case, start at R $ 26.50, depending on the chosen plan