Imagine exploring the criminal underworld of Los Santos or Vice City, not on your game console or PC, but via Netflix. As astonishing as it sounds, the entertainment streaming behemoth might just pull it off. With Netflix’s foray into the gaming world, its sights seem set on the legendary Grand Theft Auto series.
Netflix and Grand Theft Auto – A Match Made in Entertainment Heaven?
Still a hot favorite among gamers, Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to captivate, a decade after its release. In a bold move to further diversify and enhance its content panorama beyond the realms of films and TV series, Netflix might soon host a title from this beloved gaming franchise. Wall Street Journal’s recent piece spills the beans about a potential licensing arrangement between Netflix and game publisher, Take-Two Interactive. Although the specifics remain under wraps, the article suggests that Netflix’s gaming catalog could soon feature an addition from the GTA universe.
Netflix’s Ambitious Gaming Aspirations
Not resting on its laurels, Netflix unveiled a cloud gaming service barely two months ago, extending its reach from mobile devices to PCs, Macs, and televisions. Marking its entry into gaming in 2021, industry analysts reckon that the streaming giant has already pumped approximately $1 billion into its gaming venture. The subsequent roll-out of diverse, both original and licensed titles, underscores its commitment to this initiative. Should this GTA venture materialize, it’s undeniably a colossal coup for Netflix, tapping into the vast, fervent GTA community developed by Rockstar games. Awaiting official confirmation, this potential partnership remains the talk of the town.