Thanks to a new partnership between Netflix and the mobile game publisher Tilting Point, Narcos: Cartel Wars will be coming to the streaming service soon. Here's an overview of the game, and when you can expect it.
Netflix are beginning to offer video games as part of their library of content (and some of them are pretty decent, so you should learn how to access them if you're a subscriber). The dream is that, as with their film and TV offerings, they will one day be able to produce their own games for the platform from their new studio in Helsinki. But until that's possible, they need to license games from others to get the ball rolling. And one of the new games we've just heard about is based on the beloved Narcos series...
What Is The Netflix Narcos Game?
The new game coming to Netflix is called Narcos: Cartel Wars. It already exists (currently available for iOS & Android), but will be brought to Netflix as part of the agreement between the streaming giant and Tilting Point. This is a highly-rated game, with 4.6 on the Google Play Store and 4.7 on the App Store. In this strategy game, you build a local drugs empire and then expand across South and Central America.
One key difference between the currently available mobile game and the Netflix version is that they will remove micro transactions. We think. This is based on a recent statement from Netflix Gaming, in which hey said:
This is another step in our vision to build a world-class games studio that will bring a variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games — with no ads and no in-app purchases — to our hundreds of millions of members around the world.
This statement was concerning their new mobile game studio, but the vision of producing games with "no ads and no in-app purchases" is expected to stay true for games they port as well as produce themselves. If only that were true of Diablo, which is being funded by a horrendous pay-to-win model.
When Will Narcos: Cartel Wars Be Released?
Narcos: Cartel Wars will be released sometime this fall, although we don't have a specific release date yet. Not long to wait, and then in between episodes of your favorite shows, you can start building your very own drugs empire.
Will you be playing Narcos: Cartel Wars? If so, you might also be interested in the new GTA 6 leaks!
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