Netflix continues to fine-tune its gaming ambitions. As has now become known, there should also be multiplayer functions including leaderboards for mobile games. Users can also invite other players in the future.
Netflix: Mobile games are being drilled out
Netflix has been offering smaller games in its app for a long time, but so far they have not been particularly well received by the subscription customers of the streaming service. Now some hints to further functions have appeared in the code of the app. Accordingly, in the future it may be possible Multiplayer games with leaderboards to play. This allows players to compare their performance with each other.
In addition, the option for nicknames that are separate from the Netflix account name has been available for a short time. A Netflix spokesman has officially confirmed, that the function has already been introduced in some mobile titles. He did not want to comment on other innovations at this point in time (source: TechCrunch).
Hints in the app’s code also suggest that players invite other users to games be able. In this context, it would also be possible for invited players to be graphically highlighted in the rankings. It would be even easier to compare with friends. An online status is also being worked on.
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Netflix games have hardly been successful so far
Although Netflix has around 221 million subscribers, the gaming division of the streaming provider has not been a great success so far. There are currently around 25 titles available that have reportedly only had 23.3 million downloads. Should daily 1.7 million users call the games.
That Netflix has big gaming plans, also make job advertisements clear. Among other things, the company is looking for a product manager with experience in dealing with cloud gaming. We are also currently looking for other people who can take care of a cloud gaming service.