Netflix scoops up Oxenfree developer Night time Faculty
Netflix is constant its push into video video games with the acquisition of Night time Faculty Studio, the staff best-known for 2016’s Oxenfree and 2019’s Afterparty. (Oxenfree, it ought to be famous, had sturdy Stranger Issues vibes — and Night time Faculty additionally beforehand labored on a canceled Stranger Issues title.)
“Night time Faculty needs to stretch our narrative and design aspirations throughout distinctive, unique video games with coronary heart,” Night time Faculty’s Sean Krankel mentioned in a press release. “Netflix provides movie, TV, and now sport makers an unprecedented canvas to create and ship glorious leisure to thousands and thousands of individuals. Our explorations in narrative gameplay and Netflix’s monitor file of supporting numerous storytellers was such a pure pairing. It felt like each groups got here to this conclusion instinctively.”
The studio says it would proceed to work on Oxenfree II, in addition to “cooking up new sport worlds.”
The acquisition is simply the newest a part of Netflix’s ongoing push into video games. Earlier this yr, the corporate employed Mike Verdu, previously of EA and Oculus, to move up its gaming efforts, and it’s at the moment testing having video games in its cell app — simply immediately, that take a look at expanded to incorporate Spain and Italy.
“We’ll proceed working with builders world wide and hiring the most effective expertise within the business to ship an awesome assortment of unique video games designed for each type of gamer and any stage of play,” Verdu mentioned as a part of immediately’s announcement. “Like our reveals and movies, these video games will all be included as a part of your Netflix membership — all with no adverts and no in-app purchases. Keep tuned for extra.”