Good news for mobile game lovers. Actually, Netflix has launched five new mobile games. These gaming titles have been launched in select European markets. Along with this, Netflix has also started its plan to bring mobile games to its users. It can be said that this move of Netflix is an attempt by the streaming giant to diversify its revenue sources, as the competition in the streaming market is increasing day by day.
In addition to launching these five new games, Netflix has also bought video game maker Night School Studios to work on more such projects in the future. Let us tell you that this is the first takeover of its kind from Netflix, which clearly shows the intention of the company to advance the gaming space.
What is Night School Studio?
Night School Studios is an American video game developer, founded in 2014. It is best known for its debut title, “Oxenfree”, a supernatural thriller game. The studio’s games are already available on Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Switch and computers.
The games will be included by Night School Studios as part of Netflix membership in select regions, as confirmed by the company in a recently released note. This means existing and new Netflix subscribers will be able to play them for free without any ads or in-app purchases. Future games by Night School Studios are also likely to be the first of Netflix’s offerings, which won’t be limited to mobile.
These five mobile gaming titles were launched:
In addition to the recent takeover, Netflix also launched five new gaming titles in some European regions. The names of these titles are Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Card Blast, Teeter Up and Shooting Hoops. These games will be available to Netflix users on Android devices in Spain and Italy. At the same time, two Stranger Things games are already available in Poland.
As noted in a report by The Verge, these games will not work on the app like your regular Netflix shows. Clicking on any of the gaming titles will redirect users to the Google Play Store, from where they can download and install the game. The game can be easily accessed through the Netflix app once installed. However, Netflix will still redirect you to the gaming app and will not play it inside its Android app.
Netflix says it will continue to work with developers around the world for its exclusive games collection. Now it will be interesting to see how Netflix gets an edge in this competition through games.