Netflix is making a big push into video games. The company first dabbled in games with interactive titles like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and a Carmen Sandiego game, but in 2021, it made gaming a much bigger priority. Netflix hired a former EA exec in July to lead its gaming efforts and, in November, let people play a selection of mobile games for free as part of their subscriptions.
We’ll be watching Netflix’s gaming efforts closely, and you can read our coverage right here.
- JSam Barlow’s Immortality is now available on iOS and Android via Netflix.
The creepy found-footage game was set to launch at the same time as the Xbox Series X / S and PC versions earlier this year but was pushed at the last minute. I played it on Xbox, and it wasn’t quite like anything else I’ve experienced before. If you’re intrigued, check out this trailer, but don’t look up anything else — there are a lot of surprises that are best left unspoiled.IMMORTALITY
It’s released a slate of mobile games, but it wants to go beyond iOS and Android to reach people on their PCs and TVs
Netflix already offers 35 mobile games to every paying subscriber at no extra cost. But the company isn’t stopping there, now saying that it has 55 additional games in the works.
Netflix’s games see 1.7 million daily users
It will be available on iOS and Android on July 19th
Three other games will be available Tuesday
The library is slowly expanding
The game will launch in May
The streamer’s gaming empire continues to grow with the acquisition of Boss Fight Entertainment
It’s buying the developer of a Stranger Things mobile RPG for €65M
You’ll need a Netflix subscription to play Hextech Mayhem or Dungeon Dwarves on mobile
Asphalt Xtreme is being revived by the streaming giant
Netflix Games use Apple’s in-app payment system, even though the main Netflix app does not
Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story will be free for Netflix subscribers and $10 for Switch and PC players
The App Store’s strict policies prevent third-party apps from functioning as all-in-one game hubs
Jinx is joining Fortnite ahead of the premiere of Arcane
Rollout includes two Stranger Things mobile games
The streaming giant continues its push into games
Now its games are easier to find — if you can get access to them
Two Stranger Things titles are available
Mike Verdu is joining as VP of game development
It could offer a games bundle as soon as 2022
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