Netflix is one step away to finally realising its plans to develop its own video games with the acquisition of independent video game developer, Night School Studio.
In a statement released by the studio’s co-founder, Sean Krankel, the company stated that they want to “stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart.”
“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,” the statement added.
There are still a lot of information that is still unknown about the project, though Netflix’s VP of game development Mike Verdu did say that the streaming giant is planning to “deliver a great collection of exclusive games” for all audiences – which seems to suggest that there will be original Netflix video games.
Night School Studio has developed several games including Mr Robot, Afterparty, and Next Stop Nowhere, though their most popular to date is the supernatural mystery game, Oxenfree.