Netflix sets up games studio in Helsinki
Netflix has established an internal games studio in Helsinki, Finland, with Marko Lastikka as the studio director. This is another step in its vision to build a world-class games studio that will bring a variety of delightful and deeply engaging original games — with no ads and no in-app purchases — to our hundreds of millions of members around the world.
"Why Helsinki? It is home to some of the best game talent in the world. This will be a games studio that we build from scratch, and our second games studio in Helsinki alongside Next Games, which became part of Netflix earlier this year. Along with Night School Studio and Boss Fight Entertainment, these four studios, each with different strengths and focus areas, will develop games that will suit the diverse tastes of our members," said Amir Rahimi, VP of Game Studios.
It’s still early days, and Netflix has much more work to do to deliver a great games experience on the platform. "Creating a game can take years, so I’m proud to see how we’re steadily building the foundation of our games studios in our first year, and look forward to sharing what we produce in the coming years," he adds.