Netflix’s foray into gaming has begun. Slowly. And only in Poland.
The world’s largest streaming service announced that it makes two games – Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3 – and that you’ll be able to play without ads, without in-app purchases, and with everything included with your current Netflix membership.
But the majority of Netflix’s nearly 213 million paid subscribers still don’t have access, as the game just launched in Poland. (And activating a VPN instance in Warsaw didn’t magically make the games appear to us here in the US.)
The first release was discussion on Netflix Twitter accounts. “Today, members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3,” the company wrote. “It’s very early days and we have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is the first step.”
We’ve known for a few months that Netflix has moved in this direction, following a brief mention in the company’s second quarter of 2021. income notes. In its letter to shareholders, Netflix said: “We view gaming as another new genre of content for us, similar to our expansion into original films, animation, and non-existent television. description.” It later announced that the games would be included in the subscription, and that it would initially focus on the mobile space.
The gaming test is a fun one, and in many ways it makes sense. Netflix has an increasingly steady stream of original content it can deliver. While not everything matches the traditional gaming experience (The Crown or Bridgerton, whoever?), you can easily envision expansive gaming experiences built around titles. games like Sweet teeth, Warrior Nunor even underrated animated series Pacific Rim: The Black. (We won’t wait for the Netflix mobile game version of the BILLIONS)he Witcher, however, due to obvious collisions with existing PC and console games.)
As for when we can expect Netflix’s gaming test to move beyond central Europe, that’s anyone’s guess. Keep stable.