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Binge To Unveil New ‘Netflix For Gaming Shows’ At E3 – Forbes

Just when you thought there may be too many streaming services, another one is coming in 2022–but for the first time, gamers are its sole focus. This latest addition to the ever-growing list of media platforms isn’t an alternative to Twitch, either–it’s targeting a ridiculously underserved, yet ever-growing, audience who demand all-new series and shorts based on their favorite franchises.

Announcing itself officially at E3 this month, and available to stream for free when it launches in 2022, Binge will be a video streaming service that promises to create and broadcast premium-level original series and shows inspired by the most popular video-game worlds. 

Binge will stream on any internet-connected device, including TV, mobile, games consoles, PC, Mac, and Linux, and was created with a core focus to handle ideas and IPs carefully, ensuring the source material “respects the fans and the games that inspire them.”

In a similar way to Team Liquid’s Virtual Stadium concept announced in January, Binge also plans to offer a “Squad Parties” function that aims to harness existing online communities by allowing friends to watch content together in a gamified manner, “earning meaningful rewards just for watching series and shows.”

Adopting a “by gamers, for gamers” mantra, Binge has already attracted a number of media veterans with a shared passion for gaming, who hope to maintain a collaborative approach to deliver its big promises.

Among them is Allan Ungar, director of the acclaimed 2018 Uncharted Live Action Fan Film, who now serves as Binge’s chief content officer. Already, Ungar and the team have signed a number of partners and development deals with content creators, game publishers and studios, with a view to “produce premium original series across retro, indie and blockbuster titles.”

Ungar explained that while directing his “love letter” Uncharted fan film with Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake, he wanted to “prove there was a place for these kinds of adaptations,” adding that “it was about staying loyal to the IP and the DNA of that world.” 

He continued: “The support the film received shed light on the fact that there is a real demand for this kind of content. Now we are thrilled to bring that same passion and fandom to Binge. But, most importantly, to create an opportunity for gamers around the world to actively contribute and help define the future of games entertainment with us.”

More is on the horizon, says Cody Hackman, Binge’s co-founder and chief strategy officer. He said: “What sets Binge apart is that we’re bridging the gap between gaming and traditional entertainment, bringing the best of both words together. 

“We’re fully committed to delivering high-quality content that respects the games we love. Over the coming months, we’ll share more information as we set the stage to welcome fans to the ultimate platform for original gaming entertainment.”  

Gamers who want to become so-called “Binge Founding Members” will be able to sign up for updates soon. Gamers will have to wait until E3 and beyond to learn about those all-important planned programmes–though the Uncharted fan film, which goes head-to-head with Sony Pictures’ official take on the franchise, will most certainly feature on the platform.


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