Although mostly Netflix is known as a video streaming platform, the company has embarked on the arduous task of finding a gap in the video game market. It has been over a year since titles began to be released on the platform as part of its subscription, and during this period, the company has launched 55 gameswith 40 scheduled for later this year and 70 Developing, 16 of them being carried out in the internal studios of the company.
“This year we will continue to build our portfolio and that means new games will arrive every month,” he says. Leanne Loombe, Vice President of External Games at Netflix, in a message posted on the company’s official blog. According to her, these titles cover genres such as puzzles, role-playing, narrative adventures and “award-winning games”, among others.
Netflix prepares a premiere with Ubisoft
One of the company’s first big releases for 2023 will be ‘Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace‘, which is being developed in partnership with Ubisoft. Sequel to an ancient game of exploration and collection of elements will arrive on April 18th exclusively for subscribers to the streaming service. It’s about a hack n’ slash rogue lite, where players must find their own way through the Mad King’s massive maze to reach the center. To do this, they will choose their hero from a cast of characters, discovering the twisted stories of the king on his journey to save the kingdom of Opulence. Throughout their adventure, they will be faced with many choices that will decide their fate in the maze.
Expand the worlds of movies and series through games
For the near future, Netflix also promises a sequel to the game based on the Reality Show’Playing with fire‘, whose development is carried out by nanobit. Plans have also been confirmed to publish the first two installments of the franchise’Monument Valley‘ throughout 2024, in addition to opening some surprises to its catalogue. And while it’s still very early in development, I’m excited to share that Super Evil Megacorp (‘Vainglory’, ‘Catalyst Black’) is working with us on an exclusive game based on an upcoming Netflix release,” Loombe said.
In recent statements, the company also stated the intention to work with games via the cloud in the futureHowever, the market is being studied very carefully before launch and will only push the service in a way that makes sense for the business and its subscribers.