Netflix already made great adaptations of videogames on its platform. They succeed where the movie industry always fails. The first victory of Netflix is Witcher. Witcher is one of the best videogame adaptations up to date because it managed to respect canon without relying too much on creative liberties.
Netflix also made impressive Anime adaptations of Castlevania and Dragon’s Dogma. The shows are getting handled with the care that fans of the source material are not offended. Fans are also excited with the recently announced Resident evil Infinite Darkness. Infinite Darkness is a new original story set in the canon of the Resident Evil games.
Hollywood and videogames had been an incompatible mix in the last three decades. The most common reason, it is hard to put the plot of a videogame in a 60 minute to 2-hour plot of a movie. Then many writers, directors, and producers are not a fan of the game that is adapted, and they take too many liberties to the point the character portrayals had been disrespectful to the eyes of the fans.
Most of the Netflix adaptations are series instead of a single movie, so it is easier to fit the narrative and plot of the game in multiple episodes. Binging a Tv series is similar to the experience of playing the game for more than 10 hours.
The latest game to get a Netflix treatment is Assassin’s Creed. Jason Altman and Danielle Kreinik from Ubisoft will be the executive producers, so this is going to be another canon adaptation. There is no announcement about the plot yet. Nobody knows if this is going to be an adaptation of the original game or the most popular installment of the franchise. There is also a possibility that it is a new story, but it is canon to the Assassin’s Creed Universe.