YouTube is investing in the new interactive series of style Choose your own adventure that will compete with programs such as Black Mirror by Netflix and You Vs. Wild .
The projects will exist under a new unit dedicated to interactive programming and live specials, according to a YouTube spokesperson. The series that are being developed will be driven mainly by interactivity. The company will also integrate some product features in its original YouTube with and without a script. The company intends to announce the first of these projects soon, according to the spokesperson.
YouTube has experimented with interactive advertising in the past. This next step marks his first foray into interactive narrative content, which would theoretically make him a direct competitor of high-level interactive programming such as Bandersnatch by Netflix.
The news comes a few months later The Hollywood Reporter reported that YouTube was reducing the scale to the original series in general. It was assumed that YouTube would start to shrink in 2020, according to The Hollywood Reporter as a means of "significant budget reduction". It is unclear how many interactive or special live shows you are preparing to invest.