Netflix has already made it clear that it intends to take its recent foray into the gaming world seriously. The company has started to distribute titles in some regions to its subscribers, and now announces a new investment in the form of a big hire.
Amir Rahimi made his name as president of Scopely, a major producer of mobile games. Now Rahimi will move to work at Netflix as vice president of game studios. He will respond to the service’s vice president of gaming, Mike Verdu, who made the following statement about his new hire:
“I am delighted to welcome Amir to Netflix, where he will build our game studio team and content library at Netflix Games. His extensive gaming industry experience will be key as we look to grow our game catalog for our members around the world enjoy.”
As Netflix has just finished establishing its team behind the Netflix Games project, offerings on these products are still somewhat limited. We still don’t have access here in Brazil, and in the countries where it’s available there aren’t many games.
At the moment, anyone with access to the library can play Stranger Things 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game and Shooting Hoops. All for Android and iOS. And the hiring of the former president of Scopely could be an indication that Netflix should continue prioritizing mobile first.