It’s only been a little over a year since Netflix launched games on its platform, which provides subscribers with free-to-play and add-free games as an added perk. Since then, the online streaming service has released 55 games catering to various genres and players of all ages. Last week, I attended an online presentation hosted by Netflix to know what’s in store for their gaming endeavour in the future.
Currently, Netflix offers a wide range of games, including popular indie games, RPGs, puzzle games, and adventure titles, but unsurprisingly, the most popular games on the platform have been games that are based on IPs owned by Netflix. This includes games like Too Hot to Handle: Love is a Game, which launched alongside the Season 4 of the show, as well as Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales and Stranger Things: 1984, based on the enormously popular horror series.
In the future, Netflix aims to release more than 40 games later this year, with 70 games in development with various partners. Netflix also announced that it has over 16 games currently in development at its in-house game studios. However, Netflix did not reveal what those games were and when they would be released.
While the presentation did not feature big announcements, it shed light on some exciting titles coming to the platform soon.
Developed by Demagog Studios, Highwater is a story-driven turn-based action-adventure game based in a flooded, post-apocalyptic setting. Players will be able to navigate by boat, discover islands, and must find allies to help battle foes in the raging ongoing war between War Zone and Alphaville. Highwater is now available to play on Netflix.
Coming from the beloved indie publisher Devolver Digital and developer Free Lives, Terra Nil is a causal-strategy game where players will be tasked with transforming a barren, lifeless landscape into a thriving, fruitful ecosystem. The game will be available from March 28, 2023.
Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace
Mighty Quest: Rogue Palace is the second of the three exclusive Ubisoft games coming to Netflix (the first one being Valiant Hearts: Coming Home, which is already available on the platform). Rogue Palace, as the name might suggest, is a rogue-lite game set in the same universe as The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. The Netflix game will feature an improved formula, deepened narrative, and upgraded frantic action gameplay, and promises to provide players with endless replayability. The game is scheduled to release on April 18.
Monument Valley 1 and Monument Valley 2
Ustwo’s award-winning and break-out indie title, Monument Valley 1 and Monument Valley 2 will be available on Netflix sometime next year. The Monument Valley games is a unique and visually striking puzzle game where players must manipulate the increasingly complex monuments to carve a path forward.
Assassin’s Creed, and Super Evil Megacorp’s Next
Ubisoft also announced they are working on an Assassin’s Creed game exclusively for Netflix. Details are scarce at this point – we do not even have a release window yet – but the publisher promised more details later this year.
Super Evil Megacorp, the developers behind Vainglory and Catalyst Black, also announced that they are working with Netflix to release their game exclusively on the platform. Again, details are sparse but the developer promised exciting things will be in store in the future.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.