Netflix will make its own games in the future instead of hiring outside studios to do so. The reason for this is that Netflix is starting to make its own video games development department. As competition in the streaming media industry grows. Netflix is trying to find new ways to make money to stop the loss of subscribers.
The game studio does still not describe in detail yet. But Netflix has said that it will get into Helsinki, Finland and that it will make “world-class” original games with no ads or in-app purchases. Marko Lastikka, a former executive at Electronic Arts and Zynga. Always hired as the Director of Netflix’s in-house game studio. As of now, we don’t know anything about the games this studio plans to make.
Netflix says that Helsinki is perfect for the role because he has some of the world’s “greatest game talent”. In March of this year, the streaming giant bought Next Games, the studio behind The Walking Dead mobile game. As well as several others, including Boss Fight and Night School Studio, the studio behind Oxenfree. Unfortunately, we don’t see any games which do make from the ground up.
Netflix says that its internal studios are still in the early stages of development and that the company is going to wait years before seeing results. No matter what, the company’s most recent acquisitions show that its gaming strategy is getting better. The company is finally moving away from putting out new versions of the same games and toward more ambitious, original projects.
It seems clear that Netflix’s in-house game studio will focus on mobile games since most of the purchases are already mobile game studios.