Netflix launched a new section for gaming on its multimedia OTT streaming platform in November 2021. The section featured not only basic titles but also Stranger Things-inspired games.
However, they were not as successful as Netflix’s original TV series or movies. In an attempt to capture the multibillion dollar gaming market, Netflix has now announced it is partnering with Ubisoft.
Initial announcements by the companies were to release three new titles: Valiant Hearts, The Might Quest for Epic Loot and Assassin’s Kreed.
The new Valiant Hearts game is said to be a sequel to Ubisoft’s multi-award-winning game Valiant Hearts: The Great War. The same core team behind the original is responsible for the production of the former. According to the company, the game will have a new story, but the same themes as part one. It will be made available to Netflix subscribers in January 2023.
“We’re thrilled to work with Ubisoft, whose track record creating memorable worlds for fans is unmatched. “This partnership will allow our members to have exclusive access to some most exciting franchises as we continue building a catalogue of great mobile games to our members around the globe,” said Mike Verdu Vice President of Games, Netflix.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot mobile video game will be out in 2022. It will come a little later than usual in the year. Netflix will release The Mighty Quest in 2023 with an updated game. Netflix says the new game will draw inspiration from the roguelike genre to deliver an experience that celebrates the series’ premiere hack-and-slash combat in a fresh and highly replayable format.
Like the aforementioned two, the new Assassin’s Creed game is developed exclusively for Netflix. There will be no ads in the games and no in-app purchases. Gamers will just need to complete the storyline and clear any hurdles to move on to the next stage.
“As we continue to create great experiences on all platforms, we’re glad to be partnering with such an innovative and creative partner as Netflix. I believe that this partnership will be a great opportunity for Netflix members to further explore our worlds and universes on mobile,” said Jean-Michel Detoc, Chief Mobile Officer, Ubisoft.
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