Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down its expansion into gaming. According to a recent report from The Washington Post, the streaming giant wants to expand its mobile gaming portfolio to at least 50 titles by the end of 2022.
This news comes on the heels of a recent announcement that the company would be making a TV show and mobile game based on the hit tabletop game Exploding Kittens. The Washington Post reports that the mobile game will be available to download next month.
“[Netflix’s] wild entry into gaming was an indication that it needs to look beyond video streaming to keep its business humming,” said Joost van Dreunen, a lecturer on the business of games at NYU’s Stern School of Business. “The announcement of a cross-category launch of Exploding Kittens shows Netflix’s willingness to try new things, but it is not the type of release that is going to save the farm.”
Currently, Netflix offers 17 different mobile games to its subscribers. Some of the hit titles currently available through the streaming service include Asphalt Xtreme, Knittens, Hextech Mayhem: A League Of Legends Story, and more.