Game Developer Boss Fight Entertainment Now Under Netflix, Streaming Service Moving Into Videogame Market?
Just recently, Netflix just confirmed that they are acquiring Boss Fight Entertainment, a mobile game development studio. The game developer will be a part of Netflix's headstrong efforts to release games for their subscribers.
Boss Fight Entertainment, which currently has 130 people, has studios in the Austin, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Seattle regions. Although acquired by Netflix, the developer will continue to operate from their studios.
Notably, Boss Fight's previous game is the Dungeon Boss mobile title it created alongside Big Fish Games. Netflix's VP of game studios Amir Rahimi recently revealed in a statement that the founders of Boss Fight Entertainment have a lot of experience.
"Boss Fight Entertainment was founded in 2013 by David Rippy (CEO), Bill Jackson (CCO), and Scott Winsett (COO), whose work I have long admired. This studio's extensive experience building hit games across genres will help accelerate our ability to provide Netflix members with great games wherever they want to play them," Netflix's VP of game studios Amir Rahimi explained.
The founders of Boss Fight Entertainment also released their own comments, stating, "Boss Fight's mission is to bring simple, beautiful, and fun game experiences to our players wherever they want to play. Netflix's commitment to offering ad-free games as part of members' subscriptions enables game developers like us to focus on creating delightful gameplay without worrying about monetization."
Though under Netflix, the founders of Boss Fight Entertainment shared that they could not be more excited to be a part of the streaming giant at this early stage as they continue doing what they love to do while helping to shape the future of games on Netflix together.
Congratulations to both Netflix and Boss Fight Entertainment!