Netflix continues to be interested in the world of video games and today acquires Boss Fight Entertainment. This is its third acquisition in this sector.
Acquisition of Boss Fight Entertainment by Netflix
Boss Fight Entertainment is a team of approximately 150 developers, with US offices in Allen and Dallas, as well as Seattle. The team will remain in these offices and will not join those of Netflix in California.
The studio’s previous work includes mobile gaming Dungeon Boss. Netflix has steadily increased its gaming presence in recent months, acquiring Night School Studio (the developer ofOxenfree) and Finnish mobile games team Next Games.
“Boss Fight’s mission is to provide players with simple, beautiful, and enjoyable gaming experiences wherever they are”explain the founders of the studio. “Netflix’s willingness to offer ad-free games as part of its subscriptions allows game developers like us to focus on creating engaging gameplay, without worrying about monetization. We are very excited to join Netflix at this early stage to continue doing what we are passionate about, while helping to define the future of gaming on Netflix.”.
To date, Netflix offers 16 games to its subscribers, available in its iOS and Android application, including two related to Stranger Things. Soon, the company plans to launch Into the Dead 2: Unleashedits first-person first-person shooter, which immerses players in the heart of a zombie apocalypse.
There is no information regarding the amount of the acquisition of Boss Fight Entertainment by Netflix.