Netflix has confirmed that it will be adding video games to its subscription service, a separate subscription will not be required for access and there are no plans to increase the current pricing. The expansion into gaming will begin with mobile games but will be expanded beyond. No other details about their expansion into video games were revealed. Netflix hired Mike Verdu, formerly of Electronic Arts and Oculus, earlier this year to head their video game division. Dataminers have also discovered Ghost of Tsushima art in the Netflix iOS app.
Details via Netlfix:
We’re also in the early stages of further expanding into games, building on our earlier efforts around interactivity (eg, Black Mirror Bandersnatch) and our Stranger Things games. We view gaming as another new content category for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV. Games will be included in members’ Netflix subscription at no additional cost similar to films and series. Initially, we’ll be primarily focused on games for mobile devices. We’re excited as ever about our movies and TV series offering and we expect a long runway of increasing investment and growth across all of our existing content categories, but since we are nearly a decade into our push into original programming, we think the time is right to learn more about how our members value games.