Well, it’s that time again; Another month of game news and additions to Netflix Games has passed, so let’s take a look at the new game releases, news updates, and game announcements for Netflix Games during May 2023.
Did you miss any of the April 2023 announcements and new releases? Catch up on all the big headlines here. You can also find the full list of games on Netflix as of June 2023 (there are 63 in total) and all the upcoming games we know of here.
New Netflix game additions in May 2023
We’ll start off by going over all the games that were released on Netflix Games for the month of May 2023.
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- Laya’s horizon (Released on May 2.) It was created by the game studio Snowman, which is behind the game «Alto’s Odyssey». “Laya’s Horizon” has a fun but slightly frustrating flight mechanic.
- Transformers: Forged to Fight (Released on May 11, Surprise Release) is the re-released version of a fighting game of «Transformers» that was released in 2017.
- world of goo remastered (Released May 23) is a remastered version of the original goo-based construction game from 2008, available through Netflix Games for all users.
- Respawned Dungeon Boss (Released May 31) is the «Resspawned» version of the original «Dungeon Boss» game that offers a microtransaction and ad-free experience for new and returning players via Netflix.
With new game additions on Netflix reaching four games, it means the month of May is tied with January for the best month of the year for the number of additions.
New games announced during May 2023
In May 2023, two new games were announced for Netflix, one has already been released and the other is coming in a few months. I will also leave dates if release dates were given for any upcoming games.
- world of goo remastered (announced for release on May 23, available now via Netflix Games). The remastered version of the original goo-based construction game.
- wrestling (announced for release on August 8, 2023). A fighting game with RPG elements.
With only two games announced during the month of May, with one already released and the other with an August release date, it will be interesting to see what the month of June brings.
We also received confirmation this month that Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon will be releasing in August.
— Yacht Club Games – Puzzler’s Pack DLC launches on 6/6 (@YachtClubGames) June 1, 2023
Netflix Gaming News During May 2023
During the month of May there were four important news.
First, Netflix Games Studio in California hired former Xbox Game Studios developer Jerry Edsall, who helped make the Coalition popular. Gears of war games.
Continuing with the hiring, the next news was when the head of external games for Netflix, Leanne Loombe, did an interview with Edge magazine where Leanne revealed that the «best» game based on Netflix’s ever-popular «Stranger Things» is yet to come.
Finally, on the hiring front was the news that Raf Grassetti had joined Netflix. Grassetti is the art director behind Sony PlayStation’s revival of the beloved «God Of War» franchise.
I am pleased to announce that I have joined Netflix to develop a new AAA original IP game. I am so excited to team up and work with the amazing Joseph Staten, Jerry Edsall and Chacko Sonny to bring a new world to life ❤️ pic.twitter.com/RQVDr0b1zs
— Raf Grassetti (@rafagrassetti) May 31, 2023
Also, in May 2023, upcoming games (an internal Netflix studio) celebrated 10 years in business and teased upcoming content for Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales:
You are ready? pic.twitter.com/5sP2K5tOFh
— Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales (@STPuzzleTales) June 1, 2023
Overall, I think May was a great month for game additions on Netflix, and I hope June can bear more fruit, like games that were previously announced, like «The Queens Gambit Chess,» but we’ll have to wait. and see. what June brings.
Hopefully Netflix will be able to conquer June as they will be featured at Summer Games Fest. In addition, Netflix Games is expected to appear on Netflix’s TUDUM live stream, which will take place on June 17.
To end with a prediction, in June 2023, I predict that Netflix will announce its first game based on a Millarworld or Roald Dahl IP.