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The last game on Netflix is ​​actually an old game

The latest game to come to Netflix’s new gaming service is the racing title Asphalt Xtreme, TechCrunch reports. If the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because the mobile game originally released in October 2016, but was later removed from app stores in late September 2021. A trailer for the game posted on the YouTube channel Netflix says it will be available “exclusively” to subscribers of the service, with no ads or in-app purchases.

It’s an interesting launch that sees Netflix’s gaming service borrowing from its video streaming reading book. Rather than releasing exclusively brand new original titles, Netflix appears to be expanding its catalog by licensing games that have already been released. Same as the way the Netflix video catalog has brand new shows like Lupine and Bridgerton alongside classics like Seinfeld.

Other game subscription services have achieved a similar balance. This year Apple Arcade added the game Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, which had already seen a limited release in Canada in 2019 but was discontinued the following year. At the same time, Apple’s gaming service is also offering brand new titles like Fantastic. Xbox Game Pass also includes a mix of new and old games.

If you’re a Netflix subscriber and want to check out the mobile games available on its service, you can find them in its regular iOS and Android apps. Be aware, however, that in order to play it, you will be linked to each platform’s app store to download each game. On iOS, this approach is due to strict Apple App Store rules, which prevent developers from downloading each game. let users download or stream a catalog of games in their existing applications.

Luckily, the process is about as smooth as it gets given the circumstances – I just tried downloading a Netflix game to an iPhone I’m already logged in to, and didn’t have to go through a process. separate connection. Available games include Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting hoops, Toggle (top), Explosion of cards, and Bowling balls, a new title released earlier this month.

TechCrunch reports that Asphalt Xtreme is gradually rolling out to users around the world and will reach Netflix subscribers in the United States in the coming weeks.

Disclosure: The edge is currently producing a series with Netflix.

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