Netflix, the streaming giant, has been dabbling in gaming since 2021, with some of its franchises already receiving video game adaptations. Now, it’s set to delve deeper into its vast catalog by converting popular shows like Squid Game, Wednesday, Extraction, and Black Mirror into video games, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Netflix’s vision goes beyond mobile gaming, as the company intends to attract a wider gaming audience by offering titles playable on TVs and PCs, thereby expanding its game library. At present, Netflix’s gaming portfolio includes a mix of exclusive titles and licensed content from various studios.
In an exciting development, Netflix is in discussions with Take-Two Interactive about licensing a Grand Theft Auto title for its gaming platform, although no official agreement has been reached yet, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The primary goal for Netflix, at this stage, is to provide its subscribers with engaging gaming experiences to keep them entertained while they await the next season of their favorite shows. Netflix’s gaming efforts have already garnered more than 70.5 million downloads, although this figure remains modest compared to the download numbers of other casual game franchises.
As Netflix continues to evolve and expand its presence in the gaming world, it aims to offer a multifaceted entertainment experience, blurring the lines between streaming and interactive gaming.