Netflix has bought Night School Studio, an American independent video game developer, and rolled out five mobile gaming titles in European markets, the company said on Tuesday, as it looks to expand revenue sources to increase competition in the streaming space.
After the founding of the company’s first gaming studio, Night School purchase is best known for its debut game, Oxenfree, a supernatural teen thriller with an eerie soundtrack.
Night School Studio said in one of the statements that “Netflix gives film, TV, and now game makers as well to create and carry out outstanding entertainment to millions of people. The company earlier in the days had introduced Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Card Blast, Teeter Up, and Shooting Hoops titles on Android to Netflix members in Spain and Italy.
The company again stated that they view gaming as another new content category, similar to their expansion into original films, animation, and unscripted TV. The studio’s games will be the first non-mobile titles in the streaming giant’s newly created video game portfolio which are available on Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PCs.
While stating the acquisition Netflix said, like other shows and films, these games will all be included as part of one’s Netflix membership with no advertisements and no in-app purchases, said Netflix had mentioned its plans to enter gaming during its last periodically earnings, as newer players including Disney+ and HBO Max have been quickly increasing subscribers by escalating competition in the streaming landscape.