Is Cloud Gaming In Netflix’s Future?

Netflix has been working tirelessly to grow its gaming catalog to 50 titles before the end of the year. Now, it’s sounding like the streaming giant is interested in expanding into the cloud gaming space too. This comes after Protocol‘s Janko Roettgers and Nick Statt noticed new Netflix job postings related to cloud video games.

One recent position, security product manager, mentioned that candidates should have “experience with cloud gaming challenges, threat vectors, infrastructure, and client requirements.” Other listings required “experience building games for early or unfinished platforms.”

The job that most directly related to cloud gaming was the rendering engineer role recently posted by the company. This position directly says that hired individuals will be responsible for supporting “our cloud gaming services.”

“In this role, you will help optimize the rendering of games so we can render multiple games on our cloud gaming appliances,” the listing reads. “You will also assist with the development of SDKs to enable game developers to succeed in writing high-quality games for the Netflix cloud games ecosystem.”

Originally, it seemed like Netflix wanted to focus strictly on mobile games. However, with the global cloud gaming market expected to be worth almost $21 billion by 2030 according to Research & Markets, that no longer appears to be the case.

(All information was provided by Protocol and TechCrunch)

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