The current model… doesn’t work.
Netflix appears to be gearing up for cloud gaming, with a new job listing saying so.
The streaming giant is currently looking for a rendering engineer to support its cloud gaming service…one that isn’t technically available to users yet.
“In this feature, you will help optimize game rendering so we can render multiple games on our cloud gaming devices,” the listing says. “It will also help with SDK development to enable game developers to succeed in writing high-quality games for the Netflix cloud gaming ecosystem.”
While Netflix offers games to its users, and is actively beefing up its gaming division with relatively new acquisitions like Night School Studio, current Netflix games still need to be downloaded directly to smartphones and tablets before they can be played. That approach doesn’t seem to be working very well either: less than 1% of subscribers are playing titles like in the gap.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about Netflix’s foray into cloud gaming.
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