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According to more job postings on their website it looks like Netflix is developing brand new AAA and RPG games. The games will be developed in-house with the streaming giant’s new game studios. Listings for a Game Director, Art Director, Technical Director, and Lead Engineer have descriptions that mention these new games.
Netflix had already previously announced that it is building its own in-house game studio, described as “world-class” and based in Helsinki. So it’s not unusual for the streaming giant to fully dedicate this wing to creating brand new IPs.
The descriptions in the Game, Technical and Art Director overviews indicate that the new AAA game is brand new and unpublished. So it looks like Netflix is definitely planning to create a unique IP with its in-house studio. Experience with Unreal Engine is mentioned with Unreal Engine 5 preferred. It is not surprising that it goes with Unreal Engine 5, as it is a current hot choice for game development. Additionally, experience with FPS games is also listed as preferred in the Game Director section.
In the Lead Engineer list, another game is listed as a brand new 3rd person action RPG. This also requires Unreal Engine expertise and experience with AAA games. Experience with character animations, especially close-camera 3rd person games. There is not a lot of information about this RPG game specifically. So we don’t know if it will be a game similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
So we’ll have to wait for more information to emerge. But it seems Netflix is now fully committed to making it big into the gaming industry.
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