We’ve seen reports of Netflix hard at work for its gaming endeavours, and more details just keep coming. The streaming service announced that it hired Mike Verdu, formerly of EA and Facebook’s Oculus. But what was not announced was a possible collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Dataminer Steve Moser shared on Twitter assets that he claims were found in the Netflix iOS app. These include an image of two DualSense controllers, and one of Ghost of Tsushima. There’s also one that reads N Game, which may be what the gaming side of its service may actually be called. He also claims that the project currently sports a working name of “Shark”, and is represented by a shark fin logo.
Netflix’s gaming feature has a current working name of “Shark” and is represented by this image in their iOS app: a shark fin. Could an image of PS5 controllers and Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima (director’s cut coming Aug. 20th) indicate a partnership with $SONY? Cc @HedgeyeComm $NFLX pic.twitter.com/FLghlRlu20
— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) July 15, 2021
It’s difficult to say if Netflix is really working with SIE and its PlayStation brand for its gaming efforts. These clearly PlayStation references may be remnants of previous tests, or it could be a sign of what’s to come.
But according to Push Square, Netflix and Sony already have a working relationship of sorts. The outlet claims that once the latter’s films like Uncharted and Ghost of Tsushima will be heading to the former’s service once they’ve done their cinema run. All that being said, it remains to be seen what the streaming service actually has planned for its gaming efforts.