Halo veteran Joseph Staten will be part of Netflix Video games as its latest artistic director to work on its subsequent AAA title.
Joseph Staten is finest identified for his work on Halo Infinite as the pinnacle of artistic, amongst different well-known AAA video games. “There’s nothing I love more than collaborating with others to build worlds filled with iconic characters, deep mysteries, and endless adventures”, Staten mentioned in a tweet (opens in new tab). It looks like Netflix Video games is the place the place Staten can fulfil this dream, particularly because the streaming big is comparatively new to gaming.
To date, we all know that Netflix’s subsequent sport will probably be an unique IP accessible on a number of platforms. Sadly, there’s not a lot else to study apart from this. Nevertheless, I’m resting simple understanding that such a proficient and skilled dev has taken the helm.
Netflix has video games?
The primary thought you might have after studying that is: “Netflix produces games?” That will be a good query. Final 12 months CNBC (opens in new tab) revealed knowledge exhibiting how just one% of Netflix’s customers have been using its video games.
This statistic wouldn’t sting as badly if Netflix hadn’t invested $70 million (opens in new tab) in buying Stranger Issues and The Strolling Useless sport builders, Subsequent Video games solely final 12 months. Nevertheless, there’s nonetheless loads of time for the streaming big to get acquainted with gaming.
Hopefully, Staten will revitalize Netflix’s concentrate on gaming. Regardless of tech giants like Amazon and Google proving that cash doesn’t translate to success, evidently Netflix is taking all the correct steps to make sure a profitable future.