Netflix Will Launch 86 Free Games By Year’s End, Including GTA, and Has 90 Games in Development




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Netflix’s bid to become a gaming giant isn’t slowing down.

The subscription streaming leader said on Wednesday that by year’s end, it will have launched 86 games, including the tomorrow’s launch of Grand Theft Auto Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. It added that the company has nearly 90 more games in development.

You can access the games on your phone through the Netflix app, which now lists the games alongside its shows. Clicking on one of them will let you download the game to the phone, where the icon includes a Netflix logo. The company also launched a virtual game controller earlier this year, suggesting you’ll eventually be able to play them on your TV.

Netflix has been wading into the gaming area for the last two years, a move that had some scratching their heads. The games have largely been smaller, mobile titles, with a few based off of popular shows on the service like Stranger Things. Today’s promise of even more games shows the company remains serious about building a presence in this area.

The company hasn’t made secret its ambition to be a much bigger player in this area, with the goal of eventually launching AAA titles on the service. It sees its cloud-based service, which allows you to watch videos anywhere and to remember your progress, working well with gaming.

In that sense, Netflix is competing against more entrenched players like Microsoft, with its Xbox Live service, and Sony, with its Playstation Plus service. Both have huge libraries of popular titles that appeal to hardcore gamers. Google attempted to break in with Stadia, but bowed out early this year. Apple also offers a range of mobile games through its Apple Arcade paid service.

Netflix sees this as another perk to keep subscribers loyal — and it’s not the only one. Crunchyroll began rolling out games to its premium subscribers as well.

The streamer also previewed four games coming out next year, including Sonic Mania Plus, Game Dev Tycoon, FashionVerse and Cozy Grove: Camp Spirit. You can check out the announcement video here.

It also teased a few more games:

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