Netflix plans to offer video games in push beyond films, TV

The idea is to offer video games on Netflix's streaming platform within the next year.
The idea is to offer video games on Netflix's streaming platform within the next year.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (BLOOMBERG) - Netflix, marking its first big move beyond TV shows and films, is planning an expansion into video games and has hired a former Electronic Arts and Facebook executive to lead the effort.

Mr Mike Verdu will join Netflix as vice-president of game development, reporting to chief operating officer Greg Peters, the company said on Wednesday (July 14). Mr Verdu was previously Facebook's vice-president in charge of working with developers to bring games and other content to Oculus virtual-reality headsets.

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