As we are seeing more and more companies walking back from doing too much, Netflix steady marches on. Maybe it’s because it increased subscription prices. But I have a feeling it is taking on more than it can chew.
Tuesday, Netflix announced that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be heading to its platform on December 14. The Definitive Edition is a stretch as these games will be optimized for mobile.
The timing is likely purposeful as Rockstar Games celebrates its 25th anniversary. It will also be debuting a trailer for its next Grand Theft Auto game around that time as well.
The bundle includes Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. While the games have been on mobile for some time, Netflix is hoping that bringing them into their platform will make them easier to find and draw in more people.
I’m really hoping for Netflix’s hubris to come toppling down like a failed drug lord’s empire.