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Halo lead joins Netflix Video games

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Netflix has taken one other daring step ahead within the video games trade with the rent of former Halo lead Joseph Staten.

Staten was artistic head for Halo Infinite, and had been concerned with the broader Halo sequence from the outset. He had introduced his departure from 343 Industries (which is a part of Xbox Recreation Studios and thus owned by Microsoft) earlier within the month. Now he has introduced a brand new position over on Twitter, as noticed by Eurogamer.

Staten’s new job is as a Inventive Director for “a brand-new AAA multiplatform recreation” at Netflix Video games. Additionally intriguing is the point out that this will probably be “authentic IP”, reasonably than counting on an current Netflix property.

Is it an excessive amount of to hope for Halo on Netflix, then? Given Microsoft’s possession of the IP, in fact it’s. However we’re definitely dreaming of an formidable undertaking on the dimensions of Bungie’s authentic sandbox shooter.

It’s one other signal that Netflix is critical about this gaming lark. Whereas its early forays into the sphere have been largely involved with cell gaming, there have been stirrings of one thing extra.

We’ve heard quite a few studies of the streaming large organising its personal cloud gaming service, together with from the corporate itself. This might open up the opportunity of enjoying full-blown PC and console video games by your Netflix account.

Extra broadly, the corporate has been busy each buying current growth studios and organising its personal. The results of this aggressive push into recreation creation is that Netflix Video games at the moment has some 70 titles in growth, with 16 being dealt with internally. You possibly can anticipate to see 40 of these video games launched this 12 months alone.

Earlier than these recent titles – and Staten’s AAA recreation – come to market, you may expertise Netflix’s present gaming providing by the Netflix app itself. All you want is a smartphone and an energetic Netflix subscription, and also you’ll have free entry to a surprisingly robust library of video games, together with the good TNMT: Shredder’s Revenge.

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