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Netflix Hires Former EA Exec: Gaming Industry Move

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: July 15, 2021 at 11:30 AM BST

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Netflix Hires Former EA Exec: Venturing into Online Gaming Streaming

Netflix has reportedly recruited a former Electronic Arts (EA) executive to assist in its venture into online gaming streaming. Set to launch its own platform in early 2022, Netflix joins the competitive gaming streaming market alongside platforms like xCloud, Stadia, and GeForce Now. While Stadia showcases impressive technology like predictive controller inputs, Netflix's unique approach promises innovation. Exclusive deals may also emerge, potentially impacting platforms like PlayStation Now. The presence of Netflix as a major player in gaming streaming could prompt others to enhance their offerings, benefiting consumers with improved gaming experiences. As the launch approaches, anticipation grows for details and announcements, signaling a promising future for gaming streaming innovation and competition.

China Gaming Censorship Rules: Navigating the Largest Gaming Market

China holds the title for the world's largest gaming market, boasting over 700 million players. Strict content guidelines in China prohibit themes like cults, politics, and ghouls in games, reflecting the country's societal structure and governance. While the impact of these regulations is debated, developers must comply to access this vast market. The immense Chinese gaming audience dwarfs Western viewership on platforms like Twitch, with Genshin Impact streams tailored to Chinese audiences reaching millions. This underscores China's market potential and the need for developers to adapt to its regulations and cultural preferences. Navigating this market demands understanding both legal and cultural landscapes, striking a balance between compliance and engaging content. With China's market size and influence, it's a crucial consideration for developers aiming for global success.

PSN Tournament Patent: Sony's Innovations in Esports

Sony, the force behind PlayStation, is delving into the realm of esports with gusto. Their recent patent filing for online tournament technology could revolutionize tournament organization and scheduling on the PlayStation 5. This innovation aims to automate features like tournament brackets, winner determination, and scheduling, promising a smoother esports experience on the platform. The patent application underscores Sony's dedication to nurturing esports growth and offering players a well-organized competitive gaming arena. Pending approval, this patent could usher in exciting developments and opportunities for the PlayStation community, highlighting Sony's commitment to innovation and leading the charge in the esports landscape. As esports popularity surges, Sony's efforts align with gamers' evolving demands, and the patent's potential impact on PlayStation esports hints at exciting new features and possibilities for competitive gaming enthusiasts.

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