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Netflix Is Reportedly Interested In Securing Grand Theft Auto Games To Fuel Its Mobile Gaming Endeavor

Posted on October 17, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Upon exploring what Netflix has under way for its growing gaming endeavor for its platform, premium titles are slowly entering its grasps. Previously, we saw the likes of Valiant Hearts 2: Coming Home arrive last year. Atop of that, job listings pointed at extensive hiring to branch into developing AAA PC titles internally as well for the platform’s portfolio of IPs.

This past August, we got a taste of one game on the way for Netflix with Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon. With the first part aiming to launch this December, Snyder at Gamescom shared that Super Evil Megacorp is to develop the spin-off title. While details are slim with no gameplay revealed just yet, the game is said to take place after the two films in that respected universe.

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Netflix is hungry to explore even more with its plans to deliver even bigger projects for its platform. One franchise mentioned is Grand Theft Auto. The Rockstar Games-owned IP is always sought out and it appears that Netflix is looking to release a pre-existing title or even ship a new title altogether for its platform.

Currently, it is confident to say that Rockstar Games is working on Grand Theft Auto VI. Previously, leaked footage of pre-alpha gameplay from 2019 seeped through the cracks online revealing the return to Vice City. Additionally, the developer did address that it is working on the next major installment for the series – very likely acknowledging the sixth entry.

As in terms of parent company Take-Two Interactive entertaining the idea, streaming/subscriptions has not completely convinced CEO Strauss Zelnick. In a previous interview, Zelnick explained that Xbox Game Pass does not make a whole lot of sense in terms of profitability when condensed through a sole service compared to traditional retail sales. You can read the full report by heading here.

What do you think about playing Grand Theft Auto on Netflix?

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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