September 26, 2022
Netflix is establishing an internal games studio in Helsinki, Finland, with Marko Lastikka as the studio director.
“This is another step in our 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,” VP of game studios Amir Rahimi wrote in a blog post.
He wrote that Netflix is building the studio in Helsinki because 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,” he wrote. “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.”