Earlier today, Netflix announced today that they've officially acquired Night School Studio. Having developed 2016's mystery adventure title Oxenfree, they're currently handling its upcoming sequel, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals.
Giving a statement about their ventures into gaming, Netflix's Vice President of Game Development, Mike Verdu, advised they want to continue working with developers around the globe. His statement reads as:
"We’ll continue working with developers around the world and hiring the best talent in the industry to deliver a great collection of exclusive games designed for every kind of gamer and any level of play. Like our shows and films, these games will all be included as part of your Netflix membership — all with no ads and no in-app purchases. Stay tuned for more."
Netflix Acquires Oxenfree Developers Night School Studio
Within this press release, Night School Studio founder Sean Krankel mentioned that the newly formed partnership is a “natural pairing,” noting how Netflix gives a platform for different entertainment mediums. Specifically, Krankel stated:
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Netflix has entered a collaboration with game developers. This November 7th, the League of Legends animated series Arcane is launching on the platform, and you can check out its trailer below:
With Netflix’s move to form partnerships with game developers, we can expect more game-based series and shows to come. Make sure to follow us for more Netflix news and updates.