Netflix Drops Plans to Rent Videogames

Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 09:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

It's no surprise that the company won't be adding more physical media to the lineup.

Netflix has been going through a transformation recently. The company has been switching focus to streaming videos and all but ignoring physical media. They even tried, and failed, to start up a spinoff called Qwickster just for DVD and Blu-ray rental.

The company confirmed in its fourth quarter earnings report that there will be no videogames coming to Netflix. We've heard since early on that Netflix has been considering adding games to its rental options, but the focus on streaming seals the deal. Then again, with streaming games gaining a foothold, Netflix could always approach things from a different route.

Netflix also mentioned in this call that they're looking into 3D streaming, but there were no specifics laid out.

Source: Engadget

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