Streaming giant Netflix took steps towards adding games to their service earlier this month and now seems to officially confirm this expansion through a recent report. This may not sound very spectacular, but thanks to this report we do get some nice news about this service.
“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.”
In short, the service is currently still in its infancy, but it is planned that games will be added to Netflix in the near future at no extra cost. Initially, these will mainly be mobile games, but recent news seems to imply that PlayStation games may also appear. We will keep you informed in any case.