Written by Joshua Espinoza on July 15, 2021
Netflix is expanding into the gaming world.
According to Bloomberg, the streaming giant has hired former Facebook and Electronic Arts executive Mike Verdu as its new vice president of game development. A source told the outlet Verdu, who oversaw the creation of mobile games like Plants vs. Zombies 2 and The Sims Freeplay, will report to Chief Operating Officer Greg Peters as the company looks to build its video game division in the upcoming months.
It’s reported that Netflix intends to offer video games on the platform sometime in 2022. And although the expansion could justify a price increase, an insider told Bloomberg that Netflix doesn’t plan to charge extra for the new content—a decision that would set it apart from other streamers that also offer video games.
Read the full article: Complex