Netflix Reveals Video Game Plans, How To Get Them For Free
Earlier this month, Netflix announced the hiring of Mike Verdu as part of its plans to add video games to the service. There are still many questions about how video game streaming will work with the service, but Netflix has now revealed how much it will cost users to stream games: $ 0. During a call for results, the company said the cost of video game streaming will be included in the current service at no additional cost. It remains to be seen what type of library will be offered, and how many games will be included, but this is a very surprising announcement!
Considering Netflix’s current subscriber base, the company has a good chance of success with video game streaming. Google Stadia has struggled to attract followers since the service began, for several reasons. Some might be hesitant about how the service works, while others might not be interested in the games on offer. It’s too early to judge what games Netflix will have, but it likely won’t be difficult for the company to get current users to try streaming video games. With over 200 million subscribers worldwide, there’s a good chance some players will give it a try as it will be a free part of their membership.
While Netflix does not currently plan to charge additional fees for video games, it stands to reason that subscription costs could increase over time. Netflix has raised subscription prices over the years, and it’s hard to imagine the company won’t have to do anything to fund this new venture. Otherwise, it’s hard to say how many developers and publishers will go online. Regardless of the impact of this new addition on the future of Netflix, the current plan is bold! If gamers weren’t already interested in seeing what the streaming service will bring to the table, this announcement will certainly get some noticed.
Companies like Google and Microsoft have both explored game streaming, but it remains to be seen if that will spread significantly. There are still technical hurdles, which is why services like Xbox Game Pass still prioritize game downloads over streaming. Hope game streaming through Netflix will be a smooth and enjoyable experience!
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