Netflix acquires the first video game studio – Digital TV Europe
Netflix acquired its first video game studio as it continues to move forward in space.
The company took over Night School Studio, an independent game development company that started 2019 After the party and the famous mystery title 2016 Without beef, which currently has a sequel in the works. The studio was previously working on a now canceled game based on the original Netflix series Strange things.
In a statement, Sean Krankel of Night School Studio noted: “Night School wants to expand our narrative and design aspirations through distinctive and original games with heart. Netflix offers film, television and now game makers an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver great entertainment to millions of people. Our explorations into narrative gameplay and Netflix’s track record of supporting various storytellers were such a natural pairing. It was as if both teams had come to this conclusion instinctively.
Acquisition comes two months after hiring Netflix Mike Verdu, former EA and Facebook to spearhead its push into the game.
Commenting on this new agreement, Verdu said: “We are in the early stages of creating a great gaming experience for our members around the world. So we’re excited to announce today that Night School Studio is joining Netflix.
“We will continue to work with developers around the world and hire the best talent in the industry to deliver a large collection of exclusive games designed for all types of gamers and all levels of play. Like our shows and movies, these games will all be included with your Netflix subscription, all with no ads or in-app purchases. Stay tuned for more. “