Netflix Asia Is Looking Into Developing a Squid Game Videogame
Squid Game, Netflix’s Korean battle royale TV series, is well on its way to being the most watched show on the platform ever—having beaten the reported viewership of The Witcher, which was at 76 million. Now, a new statement from Minyoung Kim, a Netflix Asia executive, has confirmed that they are thinking about coming up with a Squid Game videogame.
“We have been getting an overwhelming, but happy, volume of requests from the consumer product department, from the gaming group, from our other international teams,” Kim revealed. “We have all these other experts looking at different areas of potential.”
Kim’s statement has confirmed that they do not want to rush it as they “look at all of those opportunities together.” “We are looking at multiple different areas to really figure out what we can bring to our audiences to increase their affinity toward our content and give them more joy,” he continued. “While staying true to the world that our creator has built.”
Squid Game follows a group of debt-ridden social outcasts who decided that they only way out of their limbo is to sign their lives away for a chance to take part in a massive to-the-death competition for a grand prize of around $39 million. Those who are not able to move on to the next level will immediately be killed by the masked guys in pink who are working for the shadowy organization that runs the whole show.
The show has been so popular on a global level that fans were quick to ask for a second season right after they finished watching the first. “Regarding a Season 2, we are still having that conversation with the director and the producer,” Kim added. “Hopefully, we will be able to come back to you with that answer soon.”
Considering that the show was only released very recently, Kim has reminded Squid Game fans that everything will come in time. “It is all in the works,” he said. “The show only launched less than a month ago. This is just the start.”