Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. These three are the main players we usually think of when we talk about video games. The most interested will also add Apple and Google, companies that share the mobile market, or Valve, if you are a fan of PC games, or Meta, if you are a fan of virtual reality. In fact, there is a new giant that can count on a huge and diverse user base, as well as a very strong list of intellectual property. no, We’re not talking about Tencent, we’re talking about Netflix.
The Los Gatos-based company has been pushing hard on video games for several years, which has been identified as the missing link in its entertainment empire. During Geeked Week ’23, Netflix reiterated its plans Indeed, she redoubled her efforts in a field that was apparently unfamiliar to her.
Looking from the outside I 10 new games coming soon In the coming months it may seem to all subscribers like a small thing, especially when compared to the weekly updates from Valve, Microsoft or Sony, but it shows a clear planning of how to deal with a similar but very different sector.
Leanne Loombe, Vice President of Outdoor Games at NetflixHe has actually said several times that the company’s goal is to have a rich catalog, able to satisfy all types of audiences, not just one type of user. For this reason, great attention is paid to what is added to the catalog, in order to complement the entertainment offer of the strongest TV series and bring traditional players closer to them with high-quality games. “We have to offer diversity, but also recognizability,” Lumby said. “We’re in a unique position where we have complete control over our products. We love our offerings, so we can freely expand them wherever we want, and we can create highly connected experiences.”
“To do this, we work with internal studios, of which we have 6, of which 2 were founded from scratch and 4 were absorbed, and then we work in collaboration with external producers. Sometimes we are the ones we contact, other times they are the ones who see the best way to go about it. Our platform to reach their audience,” continued the VP of Outdoor Games.
But will the future be on mobile? “Yes, on mobile, but also via cloud streaming“, Lumby confirmed. “We are still in the testing phase in the UK and Canada, but these two markets look more similar to us. They are the ones where users use Netflix the most. “We can therefore learn about their behavior and respond accordingly.”
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So Netflix’s strategy is moving to the upside Two parallel streetsOn the one hand, there is the exploitation of intellectual property and the expansion of characters and universes in video games. On the other hand, there is the acquisition of copyrights to popular and recognized games, as happened in the past with TMNT.
Thanks to new announcements from Geeked Week ’23 The games in Netflix’s catalog are now around 80, without ads or additional costs. “The goal is to release major releases every month, just like with movies and TV, but it’s not easy, given game development times,” Lumby says. “But the goal is.”
For now, we’ll have to settle for 10 new releases, between now and next spring, which range from licensed games to mobile conversions of some of the greatest classics of recent years.
Let’s discover together the two available now:
Slayaway Camp 2: Netflix & Kill
This is the sequel to Skullface where you play as a killer stuck inside a catalog of old horror films: you have to solve puzzles, hunt down and attack victims. Someone thought it would be a good idea to call out Skullface, the most violent killer ever Salway camerap, and hold it in a very familiar streaming service. This means hundreds of potential new victims spread across classic movie genres and lots of old references.
Oxenfree II: Missing signals
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is the sequel to the supernatural thriller Oxenfree. The game follows the story of Riley Boverly, a researcher who returns to her hometown of Kamina to investigate abnormal and disruptive radio frequency signals in the small coastal town’s electronic equipment. However, what the heroine will encounter is more than she expected: dark cult members, ghostly radio signals, and space portals. This will give life to a new adventure with a truly engaging story and unforgettable characters. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is available exclusively to Netflix members on mobile devices, but can also be purchased on PC, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.
However, during 2024, the following games will arrive:
House of cards
The La Casa de Papel spin-off series was released at the same time as Berlin, and the official video game lets you join the gang in the heist that started it all: La Perla de Barcelona. Your choices will determine the outcome: will you allow an unexpected visitor from your past to jeopardize the Professor’s perfect plan? Available exclusively to Netflix members.
Chicken run: extract eggs
Created in close collaboration with Aardman, creators of Chicken Run, as well as Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run: Eggstraction is a real-time, top-down heist game that combines team stealth with heightened chaos. -Escape from the studio’s zany speed and humor. The game picks up on the events of the movie Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nuggets, and players will be able to visit a variety of iconic locations to rescue chickens and return them to Chicken Island. Available exclusively to Netflix members.
Dragon Prince: Exadia
The Dragon Prince: Xadia is another product based on the Netflix license. It is a cooperative role-playing game based on the anime series The Dragon Prince. In the game, developed with a rather classic isometric perspective, you will explore the world of Xadia with the heroes of the series, which will enter its sixth season next year. You’ll be able to choose Xadia’s greatest heroes, collaborate with other players and discover new stories set in the famous TV universe. The Dragon Prince: Xadia is available exclusively to Netflix members on mobile devices, but is also coming to PC.
Death’s Door is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Acid Nerve and published by Devolver Digital. Released on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series However, when a life is stolen, a raven must embark on a journey to get it back. The mobile version will arrive exclusively for Netflix users.
Katana Zero is a 2D action video game developed by Askiisoft and published by Devolver Digital. It was released on PC, macOS, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 on April 18, 2019. In Katana Zero, the player controls an unnamed assassin working for a shadowy organization. The game takes place in a dystopian cyberpunk world full of violence and corruption. It will arrive as a mobile device exclusively on Netflix.
Hades is one of the best roguelike games in recent years. Developed by Supergiant Games, the game is already available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series. In Hades, the player controls Zagreus, the son of the underworld god Hades. Zagreus tries to escape the underworld and finds his mother, Persephone, in the mortal world. However, doing so will not be easy due to the obstacles he will face in the underworld that only several attempts will allow him to overcome. Hades will arrive on iOS exclusively on Netflix.
Cue – Anniversary Edition
Already announced in recent days, Braid – Anniversary Edition will be available on mobile exclusively thanks to Netflix. It is one of the best platform games of recent decades, in a revised and corrected edition, able to enhance the style and aesthetic choices of Jonathan Blow’s masterpiece. In fact, Braid, Anniversary Edition reimagines the game in high definition with a series of changes and updates that maintain the integrity of the original, including improved audio, hand-drawn graphics, smoother animations, the ability to quickly switch between old and new Braid, and a comprehensive developer commentary track And detailed.
From video games to television
Not just video games. In Geeked Week, Netflix showed off the first images for Devil May Cry, the TV series based on the classic Capcom action series. The creators’ attempt is to keep unchanged the qualities that made Dante and his companions famous. Not a simple task.
It’s not a video game, but one was also shown Exploding Kittens movie trailerthe crazy board game that will become more than one of the best TV series.
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