Netflix continues its push into video games with the acquisition of Night School Studio, the best-known team in 2016. No oxen and From 2019 After the party. (No oxen, it should be noted, I had strong Strange things vibes – and Night School too previously worked on a canceled Strange things qualification.)
“Night School wants to extend our narrative and design aspirations through original and distinctive games with heart.” Night School’s Sean Krankel said in a statement. “Netflix offers creators of movies, television and now games an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver great entertainment to millions of people. Our explorations into storytelling play and Netflix’s history of supporting diverse storytellers was such a natural combination. I felt that both teams came to this conclusion instinctively. “
The studio says it will continue to work on No oxen II, as well as “cooking new game worlds”.
The acquisition is just the latest part of Netflix’s continued push toward gaming. At the beginning of this year, the company hired Mike Verdu, formerly from EA and Oculus, to spearhead its gaming efforts, and is currently testing games on its mobile app. today, that test was expanded to include Spain and Italy.
“We will continue to work with developers around the world and recruit the best talent in the industry to deliver a large collection of exclusive games designed for all types of players and any level of play,” said Verdu as part of today’s announcement. “Like our shows and movies, all of these games will be included as part of your Netflix membership, all with no ads and no in-app purchases. Stay tuned for more. “