There’s a risk that we’d get to see the upcoming Grand Theft Auto VI title launch on Netflix, not as a present or a film as a part of its Netflix Originals, however as a online game.
Netflix is reportedly in discussions with Rockstar Video games for a possible licensing settlement to convey the extensively well-liked Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise to its streaming platform,
In response to a report by The Wall Road Journal, the over-the-top (OTT) large is collaborating intently with Rockstar Video games to combine “Grand Theft Auto (GTA)” titles into the gaming part of the Netflix app.
Netflix started venturing into the world of cellular gaming in 2021, introducing a number of video games primarily based on its extremely acclaimed exhibits. As per the WSJ report, the streaming behemoth has already invested greater than $1 billion in cellular video video games, that includes titles like Ghost Detective, Vikings, Love is Blind, and extra.
Netflix is now contemplating the addition of “higher-end” video games, AAA titles, to its ever-expanding content material library. That is the place the Grand Theft Auto franchise comes into play. Nonetheless, it stays unsure whether or not Netflix intends to supply these titles as a part of its present subscription or if they are going to be out there for standalone purchases.
The precise nature of Netflix’s plans for the GTA franchise stays unclear. It’s unsure whether or not the platform will function present GTA video games or develop cellular spin-offs of the favored titles. Notably, video games like GTA usually require consoles and high-performance PCs at any time when they launch. This means that Netflix could be exploring cloud gaming providers as properly, though there have been no reviews or rumours round this.
Whereas Netflix’s foray into gaming has but to realize vital success, the platform has garnered over 70 million downloads spanning roughly 70 recreation titles. Nonetheless, within the aggressive world of video video games, notably when contemplating famend titles like GTA 5, this quantity might seem comparatively modest.
Plus, it faces some significantly stiff competitors from platforms like Epic Video games, and the market chief, Steam, which presently accounts for 70 per cent of all authorized PC recreation downloads world wide. Even when pirated video games are taken under consideration, Steam nonetheless comes out forward at 50 per cent market share, beating out many well-liked piracy websites
Therefore, a possible partnership with Rockstar Video games might be a strategic transfer for Netflix to broaden its gaming person base and provide extra compelling gaming experiences to its subscribers.