Netflix planning to push towards the gaming industry apart from Films and TV: There is no doubt that Gaming is the next big thing in the coming years. Competitive gaming has become very famous in recent times where almost all famous video games are looking to organize Esports tournaments with huge prize pools, to attract all the talented Esports athletes. Passion and interest in gaming have significantly increased in the past year when the pandemic hit the economy and all nations were in lockdown.
With nothing to do at home, gaming was a source of entertainment for most people. Even those people who were never interested in video games are now a vital audience for the gaming industry. Many big companies have been speculating the outburst of the Gaming sector recently. It has a huge scope for investment and returns seem to be likely seeing the growing popularity of gaming globally.
Netflix is one of the biggest OTT (Over-the-top media) platform players in the industry. It streams and releases one of the finest movies and shows on its platform which are originals and attract a huge fanbase. OTT is also a growing industry where many players are trying to enter, though Netflix remains on top being one of the first players in the industry.
Apart from gaming, binge-watching shows and movies was also a time utilizing factor for most people during the lockdown. Although, releasing new series and movies can be a challenge as of now, due to covid restrictions for film shoots and other issues.
Netflix has announced that they will be expanding their horizon towards the department in the coming times. They are hoping to offer video games on their platform apart from Movies and TV shows. The big move is seen with the hiring of Former EA sports and Facebook executive, Mike Verdu who will lead the initiative for Netflix. Within the next year, we should safely see Netflix entering the Gaming Industry, which will be exciting to see what they bring for the audience.