We’ve known for a while now that Netflix is venturing into the gaming space.
In July 2021, Bloomberg reported that the company planned to offer video games as part of a new push. The news came around the time Netflix was expanding into podcasting, an online shop, and even selling merch for some of its lucrative shows.
Today, Netflix is finally taking the first step in its gaming ambitions with the launch of Netflix Games. The Android-exclusive launch will include five games, including two themed around the platform’s star-studded original, “Stranger Things.” The company says it will make its way to iOS in the near future.
Five games doesn’t seem like a lot, but Netflix has foreshadowed about its ambitions for a bigger leap into gaming. In September, Netflix acquired award-winning studio Night School, the developers behind Oxenfree and Afterparty.