Netflix prepares to expand gaming business to cloud games
Although Netflix’s performance in the game business is not very good, it is clear that they do not intend to give up this new attempt, because recently it was discovered that Netflix is preparing to expand the game business to cloud games.
According to Eurogamer, Netflix published a revelation on its official website about the direction of hiring senior software engineers. Part of it mentions that candidates need to have “experience with game development” as well as some level of programming. In addition, Netflix also hopes that candidates have some experience in Unity or Unreal Engine, and also said that Netflix will provide and expand more game products in its global streaming service.
Netflix wires: “We are looking for a rendering engineer to support our cloud gaming service. In this role, you will help optimize the rendering of games so we can render multiple games on our cloud gaming appliances. 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.”
Earlier data showed that among Netflix’s 221 million global subscribers, only 1.7 million users belong to its game business. The average daily player is even less than 1%. Netflix itself is also losing subscribers, losing 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of this year and 1 million subscribers in the second quarter.