If you’re a mobile gamer, your Netflix subscription just became a little more valuable. The streaming company has reached an agreement to launch two upcoming games – which are also heading over to consoles – on its catalogue of mobile games, for its subscribers.
The games in question are Dust & Neon, a twin-stick shooter, and Highwater, an adventure title with strategy elements. Both are made by Rogue Games, the company that made the announcement on Netflix’s behalf.
All right Netflix, we’re listening
Dust & Neon is also set to launch on the PC and the Nintendo Switch if you’re intent on paying for it. It’s an isometric twin-stick shooter set in a futuristic Western locale and sees players taking on technological cowpokes. It looks, based on the trailer, like there are some roguelike elements in there as well.
Highwater, on the other hand, puts us in mind of a similar title called Submerged. The major difference? There’s sometimes turn-based combat to contend with. Oh, all right, and a bunch of other stuff too. But you spend loads of time exploring on a boat.
Publisher Rogue Games has emphasised that choosing to avail yourself of its titles through Netflix wouldn’t be the worst idea on the planet. CEO Matt Casamassina said that “…you’re not going to get some farted-out, dumbed-down shell of our PC and console efforts if you choose to play the Netflix versions. They’re all feature complete. We’ve meticulously thought about touchscreen controls — and this is coming from a former Apple Design Award judge obsessed with the way touch-screen games look and play.”
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Both titles will support third-party controllers as well, so you don’t need to fiddle with touchscreens if you really don’t wanna. It’s… not a bad offering overall, especially if you’re already a Netflix subscriber.
The two latest additions come after Netflix recently launched Shredder’s Revenge on the platform. Prior to that, several other games joined the roster of free-with-your-subscription titles. There were surprisingly many cats. The streaming platform seems intent on proving that it’s got what it takes to play in the gaming world, even if it’s sticking to mobile titles for the present. Still, it’s hard not to like the way things are headed right now.