Netflix game service adds two more games
Netflix game service adds two more games

Earlier this month, Netflix launched its new game service worldwide for iOS and Android, including two games from Stranger Things and other casual games.

In the days following its launch, the company added two more games to its offering, including another unofficial game called Bowling Ballers and Asphalt Xtreme, which officially closed in September.

Bowling Ballers is another game from the company's current gaming partner, Frosty Pop, and the company is offering two additional games for its new streaming services Shooting Hoops and Teeter Up.

Like Shooting Hoops and Teeter Up, the new Bowling Ballers is a simple bowling game that also includes a level based mode.

Like all Netflix games, Bowling Ballers has no ads or in-app purchases.

But another interesting novelty is Asphalt Xtreme, which Gameloft has been very popular for several years.

This is the second installment in Gameloft's Asphalt racing game series that allows players to explore exotic locations in off-road adventures while driving different vehicles (including racing cars and chariots). The automatic gameplay allows you to pass through challenging elements such as water, rocks, sand, mud and snow.

The game was developed from August 2015 to September 2017 and will be discontinued on September 30, 2021. As of October 1, 2021, the App Store will no longer be available for download. Netflix has allowed Gameloft to add it to its mobile game series.

Netflix is ​​expanding its game range

Big game publishers like Gameloft tend to shut down games that are past peak hours and no longer generate the revenue needed to keep the game alive. But a service like Netflix may be a new place for such games because its goal is not to monetize games directly.

Many cloud gaming services use a global gaming subscription format. Like Xbox Cloud Gaming or Stadia, but also old game service GameClub and even Apple Arcade.

But Netflix does not need a full subscription format for games. Instead, he believes that these mobile games are a way to maintain and grow his paid user base. It is to provide entertainment to consumers differently from TV shows and movies.

Streaming service subscribers can browse the games available in their apps. However, the game itself is listed as a free download in the corresponding app store. When users are ready to play games, these games require Netflix account credentials to log in, so they are limited to members of the platform only.

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