has a follow-up to long-time indications that Netflix has
ambitions to enter the video game space. The report says Netflix is showing no
chill in this area, as it has hired an industry veteran to help guide the
Netflix Inc., marking its first big move beyond TV shows and films,
is planning an expansion into video games and has hired a former Electronic Arts
Inc. and Facebook Inc. executive to lead the effort, Bloomberg News reports.
Mike Verdu will join Netflix as vice president of game development, reporting to
Chief Operating Officer Greg Peters, the company said on Wednesday. Verdu was
previously Facebook’s vice president in charge of working with developers to
bring games and other content to Oculus virtual-reality headsets.