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Netflix hires former EA and FB exec to lead expansion into video games

By Cookie Monster - on 16 Jul 2021, 12:00am

Netflix hires former EA and FB exec to lead expansion into video games

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Netflix's expansion into video games will be led by Mike Verdu, a former EA and Facebook executive. 

Verdu joins Netflix as vice president of game development and will report to Chief Operating Officer Greg Peters. Verdu is a veteran in the industry; he was a vice president at Facebook managing virtual reality and augmented reality content. He served as senior vice president at EA mobile and was the Chief Creative Officer and co-President of games at Zynga. 

A source told Bloomberg that Netflix plans to offer video games on its streaming platform in 2022. At the moment, Netflix does not plan to charge customers extra fees for the video games. The Information first reported about Netflix's expansion into video games in May.

Source: Bloomberg

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