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. PHOTO: AFP
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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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