Netflix acquires Cozy Grove studio Spry Fox – Destructoid
The group turns into Netflix’s sixth in-house studio
Netflix has introduced one other video games studio acquisition. Cozy Grove developer Spry Fox is becoming a member of Netflix.
In an announcement from the studio, Spry Fox says this acquisition will permit for a couple of issues. Firstly, the group will have the ability to make video games they’ve been making and wished to make, with extra assist and sources.
It is going to additionally cut back stress on Spry Fox’s video games to generate revenue, in keeping with the studio, and provides the group entry to different creatives at Netflix for collaboration.
“Actual discuss: we’ve been at this for nearly 13 years,” stated the Spry Fox group in at this time’s assertion. “It’s been exhilarating, humbling, endlessly attention-grabbing and sometimes difficult. We’ve all the time recognized that above all else, we wished our video games to deliver folks happiness. However in different methods, it looks like we solely lately discovered what ‘we wish to be once we develop up.’ What has turn out to be clear over the course of all of our adventures: We’re a studio that builds unique, world-class cozy video games. Particularly video games that deliver folks collectively. And we’re assured that Netflix goes to assist us try this.”
Spry Fox is the developer behind the comfy sport Cozy Grove, in addition to titles like Alphabear and Highway Not Taken. All of Spry Fox’s video games will stay up for obtain and accessible of their present variations, on their presently accessible platforms.
As for future plans, the studio says it’s engaged on Cozy Grove 2, in addition to a non-violent MMO. No adjustments have occurred when it comes to their improvement plans.
A rising Netflix presence
With the information, Spry Fox turns into the sixth in-house video games studio for Netflix.
The streaming large has been progressively investing into the gaming house, selecting up some studios within the course of. Notably, it introduced Oxenfree studio Night time College beneath its banner final yr. And it only recently introduced one other studio opening, too.
Whereas reviews have indicated blended ends in getting Neflix subscribers to take a look at video games, these pick-ups are actually attention-grabbing for the service. Netflix already had some strong video games popping up in its service. Including a couple of releases from strong studios may entice extra to test the service out.