The Netflix of Video Games Won’t Be Netflix

When it involves -streaming providers, all eyes may be on Google’s upcoming launch of Stadia, however the frequent question nonetheless appears to be: what is going on to be the Netflix of gaming? As it seems, something however itself, really.

According to GameSpot, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings addressed the query of whether or not the corporate would finally making a game-streaming service in the course of the DealBook 2019 occasion this week. “No,” Hastings stated. “We’re really focused on doing incredible series and films and unscripted.”

As you would possibly recall, Hastings beforehand in contrast Netflix’s competitors to be one thing extra like Fortnite, the extraordinarily widespread online game from Epic Games, relatively than a conventional community like HBO. Hasting additionally expanded on that concept on the identical occasion, clarifying that it is all in regards to the complete hours spent with the sport.

“There are so much of different issues folks do to entertain themselves, together with Fortnite. And the unique quote was that we compete with Fortnite greater than we compete with HBO. Fortnite will get much more hours of viewing,” he added. “Ultimately it is about competing for these hours of viewing. But we do not compete with Fortnite higher by doing one thing like [a streaming service] as a result of we’re not excellent at that. We compete by doing essentially the most superb TV exhibits you have ever seen so you set down Fortnite and also you come to look at our exhibits.”


So, briefly, Netflix won’t be the Netflix of video games. At least, that does not seem like the plan presently. As everyone knows, such issues can change considerably over time, so it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see what Netflix says subsequent yr after opponents like Disney+ and HBO Max are literally in play. Maybe it’s going to look a little bit extra tantalizing to department out of a bit.

What do you assume? Would you be considering a game-streaming service from Netflix? Or are you glad with what’s accessible on the market? Let us know within the feedback, or hit me up on Twitter at @rollinbishop to speak all issues gaming!

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