Apple Arcade Facing More Competition as Netflix Plans Expansion Into Video Games

Netflix is planning to add to its TV and movie offerings by breaking into video game content, reports Bloomberg.

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Netflix has hired former Electronic Arts and Facebook executive Mike Verdu as vice president of game development, and he will report to Netflix chief operating officer Greg Peters. At Facebook, Verdu worked with developers to bring games and other content to the Oculus VR headset.

It is not clear how Netflix's gaming offering will work nor if the company plans to develop original gaming content. Netflix could have a cloud gaming setup similar to Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, or it could work with developers on original titles, making it more similar to Apple Arcade.

Netflix's gaming efforts are in the very early stages and Netflix's plans for gaming will become more clear in the future.

With ‌Apple Arcade‌, Apple makes mobile games available on iPhones, iPads, Macs, and the Apple TV, with ‌Apple TV‌ integration allowing people to play on their television sets similar to traditional consoles.

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Top Rated Comments

btrach144 Avatar
15 weeks ago
Won’t be hard to beat Apple Arcade
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
15 weeks ago
Apple needs to stop piss farting around with these crap games on Apple Arcade, they need to start buying these well known gaming companies instead, not like they can’t afford it. ?
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macintosh IIvx Avatar
15 weeks ago
Typical click-bait headline. They're not facing more competition because Netflix hasn't yet released such a service. Until that point, there's no additional competition from Netflix.

[HEADING=2]BREAKING: SpaceX facing more competition from space ships I may or may not build in my garage at some point in the future.[/HEADING]
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sw1tcher Avatar
15 weeks ago

Netflix is too expensive nowadays. Seems like they’re always trying to follow Apple’s business plan.
Right. Netflix copied Apple's business plan of becoming an OTT subscription provider and creating original content.

Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JCCL Avatar
15 weeks ago

Apple needs to stop piss farting around with these crap games on Apple Arcade, they need to start buying these well known gaming companies instead, not like they can’t afford it. ?
Hope not...... Don't want Apple artificially shut down one good gaming company to potentially incorporate some part of it into their offerings.

Happy to play in my different gaming devices that I own that don't involve Apple - they can keep their crappy Apple Arcade.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
15 weeks ago
13 Reasons Why: THE VIDEO GAME
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