Netflix is continuous its push into video video games with the acquisition of Evening Faculty Studio, the crew best-known for 2016’s Oxenfree and 2019’s Afterparty. (Oxenfree, it must be famous, had sturdy Stranger Issues vibes — and Evening Faculty additionally beforehand labored on a canceled Stranger Issues title.)
“Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart,” Night School’s Sean Krankel said in a statement. “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 studio says it should proceed to work on Oxenfree II, in addition to “cooking up new game 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 go up its gaming efforts, and it’s at present testing having video games in its cellular app — simply right now, that check expanded to incorporate Spain and Italy.
“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,” Verdu stated as a part of right now’s announcement. “Like our shows and films, these games will all be included as part of your Netflix membership — all with no ads and no in-app purchases. Stay tuned for more.”