Netflix continues to make steps toward becoming a video game developer and creating a platform to play games with their most recent hire.
Mike Verdu, whose former roles included Electronic Arts executive, CCO of Zynga Inc., and more recently, Facebook’s vice president in charge of working with developers for Oculus virtual reality headsets, has just been hired to become Netflix’s vice president in charge of game development. He will report to COO Greg Peters, according to Bloomberg. Verdu has worked on previous Sims titles, Star Wars franchises, Plants vs. Zombies, and many other notable titles.
Netflix hopes to have playable video games available on their streaming app next year. No plans to increase subscription costs are expected, according to someone familiar with the deal.
In an already crowded market of streaming services like Disney +, HBO Max, Paramount Plus, and many others, Netflix still remains dominant but is…
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