After much anticipation, the platform launched Netflix Games with its first five titles available for mobile devices.
After hiring Mike Verdu as VP of Game Development and announcing that it would be their next big investment, Netflix went ahead (expected in 2022) and announced the global launch of the mobile gaming option within its platform.
Starting this Wednesday, November 3, Netflix members will be able to enjoy, at no additional cost, five initial games: Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Card Blast and Teeter (Up).
At the moment (with the exception of Spain, Italy and Poland), this option will be available only on Android, but it is expected that in the coming weeks it will reach iOS devices worldwide.
“We love games, both physical games (The floor is lava), as well as mental games (The Circle) or, of course, The Squid Game. We also love entertaining our members. So we are extremely pleased to take our first step with the global launch of Netflix games for mobile devices,” said Mike Verdu in a statement.
“Whether you’re in the mood for a casual game that you can start from scratch or for an immersive experience that lets you immerse yourself in your favorite stories, we want to start building a game catalog with something for everyone. This incredible play experience is an adventure that is just beginning, and we love that you are part of it,” he added in the official publication.
Netflix further explained that mobile games are available in many of the languages offered on the platform, and that members will be able to play on multiple mobile devices on the same account. Also, the games are not available in the children’s profiles.
And, while some mobile games may require an active internet connection, others will be available to play offline.
Finally, the platform makes clear its future ambitions with videogames: “As with series, movies and specials, we want to design games for any level of difficulty and for all styles of play, whether you are a beginner or a lifelong gamer”.