On 14 December, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy -The Definitive Edition will join the ever-growing catalogue of games available to Netflix users. Accessible by subscribers through either Google Play, the App Store or from within the Netflix app itself, the Grove Street Games-developed title from 2021 (originally for PS4/5, PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S) contains remasters of the original three PS2 GTA games – including Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
In October, The Wall Street Journal reported Netflix’s increasing interest in supplementing their first-party gaming offerings with beefy third-party additions to the service, like the Grand Theft Auto series. Unnamed sources also implied that in the coming months, games based on iconic Netflix shows (like Squid Game, Black Mirror and even Wednesday) would be making their way to the platform.
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Netflix’s mobile gaming library was introduced to Android and iOS devices via the streaming giant’s app back in 2021 and in August this year, an experimental cloud gaming service was launched on both TVs and PCs for select users in the UK and Canada. The cloud service includes two games: first-party title Oxenfree and Molehew’s Mining Adventure. Subscribers opting to play on TV can use their phone as a controller, while PC players get to utilise their mouse and keyboard. South Africans, meanwhile, will have to sit in the corner and patiently wait for the rollout, it seems.
Mike Verdu, Netflix’s Vice President of games, had this to say at the time:
“We’ve been focused on creating a great gaming experience for our members since 2021 when we added mobile games to Netflix. Our goal has always been to have a game for everyone, and we are working hard to meet members where they are with an accessible, smooth, and ubiquitous service.”
Source: Video Games Chronicle
Article written by Ryan Pretorius