Netflix’s new development studio in Los Angeles is looking for new staff to tackle its first project: an ambitious action RPG for PC.
Netflix is not satisfied with reigning among the streaming platforms, they also want to become a reference in the video game industry. By the way will try to avoid the errors that caused the fall of Google Stadiaand emulate Amazon’s trajectory to date.
This ambitious plan has already begun to take its first steps in 2021. Netflix added different games for mobile devices in the standard subscription, although the company’s intention is to aim much higher.
Netflix wants to follow in Amazon’s footsteps and develop great video games on PC and consoles. In this way, it would not be unusual to one day see a New World or Lost Ark ”made in Netflix”.
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The approximation of Netflix The video game has also been noted in future adaptations, such as BioShock, Horizon or Gears of War, which seek to redeem this film subgenre.
A few weeks ago we told you that Netflix had opened a new development studio in Los Angeles. Well, it turns out that they are already working on their first AAA video game.
An action RPG with very high sights… made in Netflix
At Netflix Games Studios they are already shaping their first AAA title (big budget), which will be released on PC and will also make use of Unreal Engine, the powerful graphics engine from Epic Games.
Specifically, you have to go to the new Netflix studio in southern California, directed by former Overwatch executive producer Chacko Sonny.
Netflix is looking for new staff to face this AAA development, specifically in the positions of game director, technical designer, art director, main engineer and game analyst as a service.
It was sung that the first AAA game on Netflix was going to be an MMORPG, the same idea that Amazon took for its debut in the industry. It is specified that it will be “an action RPG in the third person”.
At the moment our dream of a Stranger Things AAA is fading, but of course it might be a possibility one day. And we assume that Netflix’s sights do not only contemplate the PC.
This is what he said Netflix Vice President of Gaming Mike Verduon the signing of Sonny:
”He could have done anything, but he chose to come here. We’re building a team around him and looking to him to help reinvent what gaming can be. You don’t get people like this to come to your organization to build the next big thing in gaming unless there’s a sense that we’re really in it for the long haul and for the right reasons.”.
Another important factor that stands out in Netflix is the game in the cloud. Mike Verdu’s idea is that games can be played not only on PC or consoles, but also on televisions and devices through the Netflix app.
For now this is one of the ongoing projects of Netflix Games Studios. We really want to see what they are capable of and how the company will adapt to the video game sector. Would you like to see a AAA Stranger Things game?