It seems that not only Amazon Prime with its New World is currently taking the video game market by storm. Netflix is also expanding its services, offering the subscribers mobile games. The first unofficial information about this plan hit the media in May, and already in July it was made official. On the other hand, yesterday an official message appeared on Twitter, revealing that the tests of the feature began. What is somewhat curious, they are currently available only for users from Poland.
In the post of the Polish branch of Netflix we can read that since August 26 users of the mobile app can play two games: Stranger Things 1984 and Stranger Things 3, which are available in a new tab. It is worth adding here that games are only available on Android through Google Play and not from the Netflix app itself. As for iOS users, so far they will not benefit from the new feature, but this will change in the future. This is understandable, because as we read in the entry itself, this is only the first step of the company in this direction. What's more games will be available without ads or microtransactions and what was already mentioned - as part of the subscription, so without additional fees.
"Let's talk about games on Netflix. Starting today, users in Poland can try out two mobile games on Android: Stranger Things 1984 and Stranger Things 3. We're in the early stages and still have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is our first step."
Of course it should be expected that tests will soon be expanded to other countries, gradually reaching more and more users, perhaps with more mobile titles to play. This is indicated, in addition to the tweet of course, by the fact that Mike Verdu, former Facebook VP and Electronic Arts director has joined Netflix, as vice president of game development. In addition, we have the aforementioned statemet from the company which has made no secret of its plans to start developing its own video games. It looks like we can expect more than just mobile apps in the future.