Game on … now level up on Netflix

Netflix and game developer Ubisoft have come together to produce a live-action series adaptation of the video game franchise Assassin’s Creed. Both companies will tap into the video game’s “trove of dynamic stories” with adaptations of live-action, animated and anime series.

The first series being developed is said to be an epic­­ genre-bending live-action adaptation.

Launched in 2007, the action-adventure video game has since sold more than 155 million units worldwide.

Jason Altman, Executive Producer of the series and Head of Ubisoft Film & Television – Los Angeles, said: “For more than 10 years, millions of fans around the world have helped shape the Assassin’s Creed brand into an iconic franchise.

“We’re thrilled to create an Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix, and we look forward to developing the next saga in the Assassin’s Creed universe.”

While fans wait for the Assassin’s Creed series, Netflix is already streaming other movies and series adapted from video games such as Dad of Light, Castlevania, Dragon Quest: Your Story, and The Witcher.

This November also marks the release of the PlayStation5 gaming console. The media remote of the new console is integrated with a dedicated Netflix button, allowing users to directly access the streaming service.

Furthermore, the PlayStation5’s control centre has a dedicated space for user’s TV and media apps where the Netflix app can be found too.

Even without the media remote, users can navigate Netflix through the DualSense controller. For instance, the arrow keys function as directional buttons, and clicking the “X” button confirms a selection, while pressing the “O” button cancels or returns to the previous page.

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