Netflix continues to take steps to enter the world of video games with everything. In addition to the recent virtual reality title released for Oculus, they have now acquired Night School Studio, creators of the hit Oxenfree.
A not minor detail that Netflix mentions is that the reason for deciding to acquire Night School Studio is that the interest of the study is precisely to raise the level of the way of telling stories in video games. Which, in a way, is aligned with the idea of Netflix and its original productions: to present and tell new stories, of all kinds.
At Night School Studio they say that their goal is to expand what they have done so far and that is why this new partnership with Netflix is good for them, especially since Netflix supports diversity in its productions. Likewise, the studio has experience creating games associated with television franchises, since they previously developed an application for the series Mr. Robot.
Now, what is known about Netflix’s plan for its video games is that these are going to be focused on mobiles, mainly. Oxenfree and Afterparty –two of the games produced by Night School Studio – have reached not only mobile phones but also consoles and PCs, so if Netflix wanted to make the leap to other platforms, Night School Studio has some experience in it.
This new acquisition will not change plans for Oxenfree II, title that is in development by Night School Studio and is expected in 2022 for consoles and PC. However, what comes next is a mystery, although for now, there is something that is already clear: the games that are part of the Netflix membership will not have to be bought nor will they have ads, contrary to what always happens in the world of the mobiles.