This Tuesday (27), Netflix announced a new customization feature for the games in its catalog. Now, when downloading a multiplayer game from the company, the user must choose a unique username, which will publicly identify him in all these games. Called Game ID, the nickname will help other players discover and find the user more easily.
Available in Netflix games like Rival Pirates and Lucky Lunathe Game ID can now be created by the company’s subscribers.
For this, iOS users only need to download one of the games in question from the Apple Store, as the identification registration will be requested shortly afterwards. On the other hand, Android users should find the games section in the streaming navigation bar and click on the “Create your Netflix Game ID” banner.
After that, on any of the devices, the user must choose a public username for himself. The Game ID chosen must contain only letters and numbers and will be the name of the user in any multiplayer game of the service in which he ventures.
If you regret your chosen username, you can change your Game ID at any time, depending only on availability. And, while choosing the nickname, you can worry about your name and profile icon appearing in the registry, since this information is kept private, keeping only the Game ID in fact as public.
Game ID and catalog expansion are Netflix’s bets
Netflix has invested heavily in the company’s new arm focused on mobile games. In addition to implementing Game ID, the service has made efforts to consolidate and vary its games catalog.
Proof of this is that, after fishing heavy titles like Oxenfree, Launched at the Tudum event last Saturday (24), the division also announced that it is building an indoor game studio in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.
Unlike other companies that have joined streaming over the past few months, adding to their portfolio of games, this is the first time that Netflix has built a venture from scratch. A novelty that shows that the platform is even willing to bet on original games, bringing even more diversity to the titles already released.
The studio, whose name was not disclosed, is directed by Marko Lastikka and now joins the division’s developer hall, composed by Next Games, Night School Studio and Boss Fight Entertainment.
Launched in November 2021, Netflix Games is a service that provides free, ad-free mobile games (iOS and Android) to its subscribers.
Despite having plans to launch 50 games by the end of 2022the platform gained a discreet reception from users and has been trying to become more attractive to the streaming audience, especially after the registered drop in the number of subscribers.
With information: Netflix