With 55 gaming titles currently available to its 230 million global subscribers, Netflix has plans to become a major hub for mobile gamers. On Monday, the company announced the addition of 40 games coming to the platform in 2023 and 2024, including the much-anticipated "Monument Valley" and its sequel.
Netflix also announced a deal with leading game publisher Ubisoft for three exclusive games, like "Valiant Hearts: Coming Home" and "Might Quest: Rogue Palace," which will arrive on April 18th.
The company also mentioned that over 70 additional games are in early development, 16 of which are part of its internal studios. Netflix has promised to release a wide variety of new games every month in 2023, including “indie darlings, award-winning hits, RPGs, narrative adventures [and] puzzle games,” says Leanne Loombe, Netflix vice president of external games.
One game that Netflix highlighted in its announcement is being developed by Super Evil Megacorp (creators of "Vainglory" and "Catalyst Black"), and is still “very early in development.” Loombe said that the game is a “big bet” and a “transmedia play” for the company.
To play Netflix's mobile games, players still have to download them from the App Store or Google Play, which isn’t as easy as an in-app option. However, in October, the company mentioned that it was “seriously exploring a cloud gaming offering,” which would expand its focus from mobile and allow players to access its games library anywhere -- computers, smart TVs, even consoles.