Netflix subscribers in Poland now have access to Stranger Things games
A few months back, it was reported that Netflix had begun to look into an Apple Arcade-like bundle for its platform. The company seemed quite serious about implementing this plan, so much so that it hired a former EA executive to oversee the project. Now, Netflix has taken its first steps in this direction with its Polish subscribers.
In a Twitter post, Netflix announced that its users in Poland can begin accessing selected Netflix mobile games on Android devices. Specifically, subscribers in Poland will get access to Strangers Things 3 and Stranger Things 1984. Unlike a lot of the free-to-play games that are popular these days, the two games offered are buy-to-play. But if you're a Netflix subscriber in Poland, you can download them on Android.
Here’s what you can expect:— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) August 26, 2021
- No ads
- No in-app purchases
- Games included with your Netflix membership
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Netflix has promised that there would be no in-game ads or purchases that will tempt you to part with more money. The games will also be accessible as soon as you sign up for Netflix. Best of all, there's currently no additional cost required to get the games for free. While this is a limited test run in Poland, Netflix could expand this to more regions later to have a larger group of beta testers. The company is also looking into developing its own games, though there probably won't be anything in the short term.
Honestly, it's hard to say if this would be something that many would be interested in. Most mobile gamers prefer free-to-play gacha games or genres like MOBA and Battle Royale. Would Netflix's idea really take off? Share your thoughts on the topic in the comments, and stay tuned to TechNave for more news like this.