Netflix has acquired video game developer company Night School Studio and have rolled out five different game titles for mobile in select European markets, the company said on Tuesday, as it looks to diversify revenue sources amid intensifying competition in the streaming space.
Night School Studio, is best known for its debut game, Oxenfree, has rolled out an official statement which reads “Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart. Netflix gives film, TV, and now game makers an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver excellent entertainment to millions of people. Our explorations in narrative gameplay and Netflix’s track record of supporting diverse storytellers was such a natural pairing. It felt like both teams came to this conclusion instinctively.”
The team is quite excited about the launch as they are the first studio to join Netflix however they will continue to do what they are best at.
“Not only do we get to keep doing what we do, how we like to do it, but we get a front-row seat on the biggest entertainment platform in the world. The Netflix team has shown the utmost care for protecting our studio culture and creative vision. We’ll keep making Oxenfree II. We’ll keep cooking up new game worlds,” the official statement further reads.
Netflix is in their early stages of creating great gaming experience for their members around the world in an official statement of the acquisition Netflix shared “We’re inspired by their bold mission to set a new bar for storytelling in games. Their commitment to artistic excellence and proven track record make them invaluable partners as we build out the creative capabilities and library of Netflix games together.”
Netflix aims to continue working with developers around the world and hiring the best talent in the industry, which will help Netflix to deliver bunch of exclusive games designed for every kind of gamer and any level of play. Similar to their shows and films, these games will all be included as part of your Netflix membership without ads and in-app purchases.