- Dec 3, 2019
Ok cool. Then let me rephrase what I said. If Netflix is eyeing on entering game streaming of console-type games then it will become a competition. Then your idea of Sony licensing their games to Netflix is not different from Sony licensing their games to Gamepass.We know Netflix will enter the videogame streaming market, it's confirmed. But we don't know if they will limit to stuff like mobile games and stuff similar to their interactive Black Mirror episode. If they limit to this, they won't compete with Sony. Same will happen if they only include there only a handful AAA games, some of them are from Sony and they paid Sony a huge amount of money to put there a game that wasn't almost generating revenue anymore for Sony.
Yes, Netflix is too big now. If they will enter game streaming of console-type games then Sony should consider them a competition. Sony can pull it off. They control the content. They are not beholden to any company. In fact it is Netflix who is beholden by content providers. It's precisely why Netflix started to make their own content. Netflix's problem with videogames is that they can't pull the same trick they did with movies and shows. It's not easy to nurture development team and put out hit games. UNLESS there's some benevolent company out there with fully functioning game streaming technology with a precious catalog of gaming IPs to boot would help them enter game streaming - and that company is either dumb or just afraid to take risks.Netflix is a public company, which means it can be bought. But just saw it has a market cap is over $200B, almost twice as big as the Sony one. So no, Sony won't buy it, specially considering how overpriced it is xDD