Streaming Giant Netflix Acquires Its First Video Game Developer

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Image: Night School Studio

There’s been a lot of discussion as of late about the streaming giant Netflix expand to video games with its popular service and has now announced its first developer acquisition.

So what is the company? It’s Night School Studio, known for its debut game No oxen and also the next release Oxenfree II: Missing Signals, on the way to all platforms, including Nintendo Switch.

In a PR, Netflix vice president of game development Mike Verdu said the company wanted to continue working with developers and hire the best talent to deliver “exclusive games” to its members.

“We will continue to work with developers around the world and recruit the best talent in the industry to offer a large collection of exclusive games designed for all types of gamer and any level of play. 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. “

Night School founder Sean Krankel described the partnership as a “natural match” and mentioned how Netflix had shown “the utmost care” to protect the culture and creative vision of the studio.

“Netflix offers movie, TV and now game creators an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver great entertainment to millions of people. Our explorations into storytelling play and Netflix’s track record of supporting diverse storytellers was such a natural combination. It felt like both teams instinctively came to this conclusion.

“It is a surreal honor to be the first game studio to join Netflix … The Netflix team has shown the utmost care to protect our studio culture and creative vision.”

The last Night School project Oxenfree II: Lost Signals was previously teased at an Indie World performance earlier this yearand targets a launch in 2022 according to a Switch eShop listing.

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