Netflix Service Going To A "Variety Of Platforms," PS3 Included?
The console war is all about position and timing, but eventually, it seems as if every game - and feature - goes multiplatform at some point.
When the New Xbox Experience launched last November, Netflix came with the overhaul and since that time, over 1 million people have signed up for the video-streaming service. Now, as GameSpot points out, it seems that Netlfix is looking to expand within the video game world. GameSpot cites a job listing on the Netflix site and the position is for an "Engineering Leader -- Gaming Platforms," with a description that includes: "a small technology team to rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms." It doesn't specify any platforms but one has to assume they're talking about the PlayStation 3, even though Sony already digitally distributes movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store. We suppose the Wii is a possibility, too, but it's not exactly known as a multimedia device and Nintendo hasn't shown much interest in adding such features in the past. We're just not sure how Netflix would gel with what's already offered on the PSN, so we do have some questions... But either way, one can't say that Netflix on the PS3 would be a bad thing.
With this job listing sitting there, we figure we might see an announcement soon, although we may have to wait until E3. Do you like the idea of Netflix coming to the PS3? Or are you happy with the PSN?
4/13/2009 Ben Dutka