Executives from Netflix have responded to Microsoft’s recent announcement of a proposed buyout of Activision Blizzard, saying Microsoft’s move is an endorsement that subscription-based models are powerful. Microsoft, of course, has Game Pass, which now has 25 million subscribers and is poised to grow much bigger still in the years ahead, presumably.
“It was exciting to see the activity in the space,” Netflix COO and chief product officer Greg Peters said during the company’s latest earnings briefing. “And I think to some degree, it’s an endorsement of the core thesis that we have around subscription being a great model to connect consumers around the world with games and game experiences.”
Netflix is currently involved in the mobile game space, and Peters said fans can expect to see Netflix do more in this space when it comes to licensing. “We’re open to licensing, accessing large game IP that people will recognize. And I think you’ll see some of that happen over the year to come,” Peters said.
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