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Netflix looks like its gearing up for cloud gaming

The current model... isn't working.

Netflix appears to be gearing up for cloud gaming, with a new job listing saying as much.

The streaming giant is currently on the lookout for a rendering engineer to support its cloud gaming service… one that technically isn’t available to users as yet.

“In this role, you will help optimise the rendering of games so we can render multiple games on our cloud gaming appliances,” the listing reads. “You will also assist with the development of SDKs to enable game developers to succeed in writing high-quality games for the Netflix cloud games ecosystem.”

While Netflix does offer games to its users — and is actively beefing up its gaming division with relatively new acquisitions like Night School Studio — current Netflix games still need to be directly downloaded to smartphones and tablets before they can be played. That approach doesn’t appear to be working too well, either — less than 1% of subscribers are playing titles like Into the Breach.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about Netflix’s foray into cloud gaming.



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