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Amir Rahimi is recruited by Netflix to become the vice president of game studios.

The streaming platform Netflix named Amir Rahimi |, former president of games at Scopely, as vice-president of its game studios. He will report to the vice president of games, Mike Verdu, and oversee any titles the company makes available to its members. Previously, he was General Manager of FoxNext Games Los Angeles, influential decision maker of the VR and Theme Park unit at 20th Century Fox, and Head of Development at Zynga and Electronic Arts.

«Today was my first day working as Head of Game Studios at Netflix«, said Amir Rahimi. «This post takes me a bit away from the game development process (which I really like), but it gives me the opportunity to give the green light to games that put the enjoyment of the player above all else (no more stress related to to monetization!) and perhaps (hopefully) play a small role in shaping the future of the industry. I can’t wait to take action“. Mike Verdu, vice president of game development at Netflix, added: “I am happy to welcome Amir to our family where he will develop our game studio team and our content library for Netflix Games. His extensive experience in the video game industry will be essential as we seek to grow our game catalog for our members around the world to enjoy.»

Netflix has developed its gaming activity in recent months, by hiring Mike Verdu this summer and by acquiring Night School Studio last September.