Oxenfree Developer Night School Studio Acquired by Netflix - Prima Games

Oxenfree Developer Night School Studio Acquired by Netflix

by Lucas White

Today, Night School Studio (best known for its Oxenfree series) revealed that it has been acquired by Netflix. The developer released a statement announcing it has joined the “Netflix team,” and will continue developing Oxenfree II and “cooking up new game worlds.”

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This is a big move, as we’ve seen Netflix slowly wade into the games industry in various forms. But as Night School Studio’s press release notes, this is the first acquisition of a game studio. And if we scoot over to the Netflix side of things, we have even more interesting parts of this story.

A statement from Netflix VP of Game Development Mike Verdu was posted in the “Netflix Newsroom.” This statement gasses up Night School of course, but it also notes that Netflix games will be included with Netflix subscriptions, with no ads or even “in-app purchases.” Verdu also states, “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.”

So it looks like not only is Netflix acquiring studios, it’s doing so to have in-house games developed exclusively for Netflix subscription holders. 

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Lucas White

Lucas plays a lot of videogames. Sometimes he enjoys one. His favs include Dragon Quest, SaGa and Mystery Dungeon. You can find him on Twitter @HokutoNoLucas. Wanna send an email? Shoot it to [email protected]