Netflix acquires mobile game studio Boss Fight

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New Delhi: Netflix has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, a Texas-based mobile game studio.

Boss Fight was formed by former Zynga Dallas and Ensemble Studios employees in 2013. It is led by CEO David Rippy alongside CCO Bill Jackson and COO Scott Winsett.

“This studio’s vast experience in creating hit games across all genres will help us accelerate our ability to provide Netflix members with great games wherever they want to play them,” said Amir Rahimi, vice-president. president of Netflix’s game studios in a statement.

Boss Fight will continue to operate from its current studios in Allen, Texas, Austin and Seattle.

Netflix recently announced the acquisition of Finnish company Next Games, developer of the hugely popular Stranger Things.

Next Games’ strategy is to develop games based on popular entertainment IPs, such as Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales, a story-driven puzzle role-playing game inspired by one of Netflix’s most-watched series.

Founded in 2013 and led by Teemu Huuhtanen, Next Games creates and operates engaging mobile games with global appeal and an authentic, social fan experience at its core.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022.

Netflix, which has 222 million paid subscriptions in more than 190 countries, last September announced the acquisition of video game creator Night School Studio, marking the first game studio purchase for the streaming giant, for an undisclosed amount.

The company has also rolled out five mobile game titles in select European markets.

After rolling out its new gaming service to all subscribers on Android, video streaming giant Netflix has licensed the service for iPhone and iPad users as well.

(IANS)


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