Judging by the incorporation of video games on iPhone and Android, the acquisition of Night School Studios, the permanent extension in its catalog and the declarations of its CEO, Netflix bet heavily on the industry gaming. In fact, the executive acknowledged that the streaming company is expanding in this field, although it is still premature to make an analysis in this regard.
“Without a doubt, we are going to get into video games, and not just to be there or to launch press releases, but to please our customers offering you the best in the industry. We have to be differentially great at it, there’s no point in just being in it.” Reed Hastings, the CEO of the company of American origin in the context of Netflix Q4 2021 Earnings Interview, a presentation of the company’s financial results.
“Since launch, we’ve released another five games, bringing the total to ten for 2021. It’s still early days, but we are satisfied with our progress. In 2022, we will expand our game portfolio in both casual and core game genres, as we continue to program a wide variety of game types to find out what our subscribers like the most”, he added in the interview that was published last year on YouTube.
In that sense, according to IGN Spain, the head of Xbox praised the company for its decision. “I think it’s smart what you’re doing (Netflix). They’re buying some studios. They are learning about the creative process of interactive entertainment. And I think it’s a very smart way to get into space.” Phil Spencer, owner of the renowned video game brand created by Microsoft.
Netflix users can now play Arcanium: Rise of Akhan y Krispee Street, two video games that have joined the catalog of the platform and are available for Android and iOS devices.
These two new titles are now available, as are Stranger Things 3, Asphalt Xtreme, Bowling Ballers, Card Blast, Dominoes Café, Kittens, Hextech Mayhem: A league of Legends Story, Shooting Hoops, Stranger Things: 1984, Teeter (Up) y Wonderputt Forever, as reported through the Netflix Geeked profile on Twitter.
Arcanium: Rise of Akhan is a single player strategic card video game where players can choose heroes and go on an epic quest to save the world of Arzu.
On the other hand, Krispee Street is an adventure game based on the homonymous comic that includes hundreds of characters that the player must search for in their different game levels. Includes animations, trading cards and daily challenges.