Netflix Goes Aggressive on Gaming Venture to Boost Revenue Stream – Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)

  • Netflix Inc NFLX has posted more than a dozen job openings 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 was looking for a candidate with “experience in FPS and third-person shooter games” and “extensive experience working on live-service games”.
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  • There are also references to experience working with “social systems” and both “cooperative and competitive” gameplay, plus working knowledge of Unreal Engine.
  • Like its mobile titles, it looks like Netflix’s triple-A PC game will be free of IAPs via subscription.
  • The job posting states that the successful candidate will be able to create, ship and run a game without competing for design constraints due to monetization.
  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 10 years experience in game design, 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 services analyst. There is a reference to an exciting new 3rd person action RPG in the job description for a Chief 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 are leading Activision Blizzard Inc ATVIBeachhead owned.
  • 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 Wednesday by 1.68% at $291.50.

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