#Netflix&Kill: Netflix is apparently looking into game streaming

According to major business website Bloomberg, Netflix is looking to broaden its demographic even further. After tapping into mediocre Netflix Originals B-movies and hit-or-miss series, game streaming is likely to be the next hurdle to take. In order to make this happen, a former EA and Facebook exec has been reeled in to prepare Netflix for this big leap.

In case you’re wondering who that exec might be, his name is Mike Verdu. With Chief Operating Officer Greg Peters as his direct superior, Verdu will act as vice president of game development. With Verdu and Peters at the helm of the gaming ship, Netflix can finally realize its ambition of appealing to gamers even more.

Because yes, Netflix does seem to like gamers. Even a blind guy with a visually impaired guide dog can see that. Just look at all the game-related binge fodder available to date. Castlevania, The Witcher, or even the documentary High Score are all made to lure you in. Oh, and let’s not forget the upcoming Assassin’s Creed series. Or that pretty mediocre project called Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, for all I care. Taking all of that into consideration, adding games to the product range isn’t actually that far-fetched.

Netflix really likes games

What kind of games can we expect to see on Netflix though? Nobody really knows, not even Bloomberg. Since Verdu has been employed at EA and Facebook, I do have my hunches. They could be either episodic, with the last episode taking forever to get released. Then again, they could also be chock full of advertisements, which also seems to be popular at the moment. I sure hope some of these games will be shooters or hack-‘n’-slash games though. I mean, the term Netflix&Kill is just waiting to be introduced.

Anyway, this whole game streaming thing might be a good thing for Netflix. Maybe it’ll help the streaming service from serving as mere background noise while somebody’s dick is being Dyson’d. At least they know for sure that users will be doing something else than turning into a couch vegetable.