Netflix Gaming Gets “Ghost of Tsushima”? Not so fast
Following Netflix’s announcement that they were entering the gaming business with in-app games run by a former EA executive, a dataminer came up with something quite interesting.
In the Netflix app, Steven moser not only the Netflix Games logo, but something that seems to indicate some sort of an upcoming partnership with Sony, as there are also images of two PS5 controllers and some art from Ghost of Tsushima.
So uh, what’s going on here?
Bloomberg reporter Lucas Shaw I was told these images were placeholders, although he admits that BS could be used to cover up the traces of an announcement that has yet to take place. I’m tempted to think that this is true considering that the PS5 controller image is actually an image from Shutterstock.
But the theory that people run, that a mega-deal is going to happen between Sony and Netflix to get Ghost of Tsushima to the app on the app in time for its Director’s Cut edition… has little in the way of reality.
Everything that has been reported about how Netflix handles its gaming side in the beginning seems like there’s about a zero percent chance of that happening. The games are meant to be downloaded and not streamed, which means they will only be playable on places like tablets or phones or possibly a PC. In order for Tsushima to exist in an application, it would essentially require to have to diffuse.
Netflix is reportedly ordering either original games or games based on its existing IP addresses. Again, this looks like smaller, mobile-focused projects, and we haven’t heard anything about them licensing existing games for download in the app. If so, it seems to go against the policies of the App Store.
Finally, I mean, you know Sony, do you think there is a real chance that they will allow mega-bit IP to stream or download on the Netflix app? Ghost of Tsushima doesn’t even have a PC port, and will it be an AAA flagship for Netflix’s all-new gaming service? No, I don’t think it will.
the only The thing I could see as a possible connection here outside of Occam’s razor ‘placeholder’ explanation is that there might be an announcement pending regarding the Ghost movie adaptation. of Tsushima finding a home on Netflix. This movie was announced by Sony Pictures a while back, and with how often Netflix has been diving into video games for content lately, I can see them paying to launch this movie as a Netflix offering. It makes sense to me, even though it has nothing to do directly with their actual game service, which makes these two stories completely separate.
In short, no, I don’t think the Netflix gaming section will have access to Ghost of Tsushima anytime soon, or any other PlayStation games. At worst it’s nothing, at best it’s some sort of potential film intellectual property collaboration, so everyone should calm down.
Follow me on Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
Subscribe to my free weekly content summary newsletter, God rolls.
Pick up my sci-fi novels on Herokiller Series, and The Terrestrials trilogy, which is also on audio book.