Netflix lists job openings for ‘brand-new AAA PC game’ project
Netflix, a well-known streaming service, has posted job advertisements for various jobs for a project referred to as a “brand-new AAA PC game.” At its recently announced Southern California games studio, the company listed employment openings for a game director, an art director, and a technical director. Mobilegamer.biz was the first source to notice this. Other than that, there is not much information available because it is an undisclosed project.
For the position of the game director, the platform is looking for a “creative leader of one of Netflix’s first generation of internally developed original games”. The streaming giant had rolled out its mobile games to Android, iPhone and iPad users back in November last year.
By then, members were able to play only five mobile games — Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo and Rogue Games) and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
Last month, Netflix expanded cloud gaming by opening a new studio in Southern California. Moreover, in August, the platform was working on features that would let customers play its mobile games against one another and rank themselves on gaming leaderboards.
Netflix’s vice president of games, Mike Verdu, recently made a hint that the business intends to extend its gaming library to PC and possibly cloud gaming. He said, “We’re very seriously exploring a cloud gaming offering so that we can reach members on TVs and on PCs. We’re going to approach this the same way we did with mobile, which is start small, be humble, be thoughtful, and then build out. But it is a step we think we should take to meet members where they are on the devices where they consume Netflix.”
Last month, Netflix announced the acquisition of Spry Fox on October 31, just a month before its first anniversary of releasing games in November. Although Netflix has long wanted to enter the gaming industry, its current focus has mostly been on mobile devices.
~Inputs from IANS
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