Netflix, the video streaming major, has made a third game studio acquisition by taking over Boss Fight Entertainment. The acquisition, which was completed last week, gives Netflix access to a wider range of gaming studios – and hence increases the scope of titles that it might be able to work on. The move is of course a push towards getting more titles on Netflix Games – a mini games store of sorts that Netflix is building within its own app.
Netflix Games and its Expansion
With this acquisition, Netflix left it to no guesswork that it is actively seeking to expand the scope of its mobile games store. Amir Rahimi, Vice President of Game Studios at the company, said in a post, “We’re still in the early days of building great game experiences as part of your Netflix membership. Through partnerships with developers around the world, hiring top talent, and acquisitions like this, we hope to build a world-class games studio capable of bringing a wide variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games – with no ads or in-app purchases – to our hundreds of millions of members around the world.”
Earlier this month, Netflix added three new titles to its collection of mobile games, bringing the tally up to 17 that can be accessed through its mobile app. The latest games added to the collection include This Is A True Story, Shatter Remastered and Into The Dead 2: Unleashed, among others.
Back when the above games were added, the company had stated that it would make further announcements in the gaming space before the end of the month, and with its acquisition of Boss Fight Entertainment, has done the same as well. Netflix now positions itself as an alternate games store that offers no ads or in-app purchases through the games on its platform.
Games on the service are also bundled within the existing subscription plans, and there are no dedicated plans just for games – as of now. Netflix has already stated that going forward, it seeks to offer exclusive mobile games as part of its offering on both the Android Play Store and the iOS App Store.