Netflix Goes Aggressive On Gaming Venture To Boost Revenue Stream – Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

  • Netflix Inc NFLX has put up more than a dozen job listings on its website for Netflix Games Studio’s Los Angeles office, reports.
  • Netflix is ​​hiring a game director to work on “a brand-new AAA PC game.”
  • Netflix sought a candidate with “experience with FPS and third-person shooter games” and “extensive experience working on live service games.”
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  • There are also nods to experience working with “social systems” and both “cooperative and competitive” gameplay, plus a working knowledge of Unreal Engine.
  • Like its mobile titles, it appears that Netflix’s triple-A PC game will be free of IAPs through subscription.
  • The job ad states that the successful candidate can create, ship, and run a game without competing for design constraints due to monetization.
  • The ideal candidate should possess at least ten years of game design experience, including experience as a Creative Director, Game Director, or similar design leadership role.
  • Netflix Games Studio’s LA office also hired a technical director, art director, and live service analyst. There’s a reference to an exciting new 3rd person action RPG in the job description for a lead engineer.
  • The successful candidate will likely work with Chacko Sonny, former executive producer for the Overwatch franchise at Blizzard.
  • Before Blizzard and Overwatch, Sonny held other senior roles, including director of product development at Sony Group Corp SONY Santa Monica and studio lead at Activision Blizzard Inc ATVIowned Beachhead.
  • Netflix currently offers 40 different games. There are spin-off games based on popular Netflix shows like Stranger Things, classic mobile games like runner and racing, card games, and original titles.
  • Price Action: NFLX shares closed higher by 1.68% at $291.50 on Wednesday.

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