Netflix Gaming Foray Begins To Take Shape As It Launches 'Stranger Things' Titles In Poland

Netflix Gaming Foray Begins To Take Shape As It Launches 'Stranger Things' Titles In Poland

Netflix Inc NFLX is marking its entry into mobile gaming with adventure titles “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3.”

What Happened: Netflix Poland made the announcement in a tweet, first noted on Apple Insider, on Thursday.
See Also: How To Buy Netflix (NFLX) Stock

Users in the European country can try out both the games as long as they use Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL GOOG Android operating system.

“​​We are at an early stage and we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months, but this is our first step,” as per a translated version of Netflix’s tweet in Polish.

Separately, Netflix Poland said that there would be no advertisements or in-app purchases in the games, which are available as part of a subscription to the video streaming service.

Why It Matters: Last month, Netflix said it would offer mobile gaming at no extra cost to its subscriber base. 

See Also: Users Say Their Nvidia Graphics Cards Are Getting Bricked By Amazon MMO Game

In an effort to cement its foray, it brought on board Mike Verdu, a former Electronics Arts Inc EA and Facebook Inc FB gaming executive.

Netflix’s gaming entry could put it on a collision course with Apple Inc AAPL, which offers its Arcade service separately and as a part of the Apple One bundle.

This week, Apple bolstered Arcade’s library by adding two new titles: “Baldo: the Guardian Owls” and “Asphalt 8: Airborne+.” 

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said last month that 2021 would be the “defining year” for gaming. 

Price Action: On Thursday, Netflix shares closed nearly 0.5% higher at $550.12 in the regular session.

Read Next: Apple Commits To Shoring Up Supply Chain Security, Google, Amazon, Microsoft To Also Pour Money, Efforts Into Cybersecurity

Posted In: mobile gamingStranger ThingsStreaming Video On DemandSVODvideo gamesNewsTech