Hulu is the latest big tech company to buy a video game publisher.
The company said Monday that it plans to buy the game publisher Dyson Entertainment, which made the popular hit game Dead Rising.
The deal will combine Hulu with the game’s developer, Epic Games.
The combined company will create a video-game-focused streaming service called Hulu Plus.
Hulu and Dyson will combine their businesses to create Hulu Plus, which will include video-games, music and sports.
The acquisition is a massive acquisition for Hulu.
“Huckabees’ strategy is to deliver a compelling and inclusive video-gaming service,” said Jeff Bewkes, Hulu’s chief operating officer, in a statement.
“The combination of Hulu Plus and Dysons expertise and passion will help drive Hulu’s growing gaming community.”
Hulu has been a leader in video-streaming for years, and it has expanded into new areas.
It’s now available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and the Apple Watch.
It recently announced it would launch its own streaming-media service called Twitch, which it plans will be available in 2019.
Hulu Plus will be Hulu’s second service after its standalone subscription service, Hulu Plus TV, which launched in 2015.
Hulu said it would pay $20 million in cash and $50 million in stock for Dyson.
Hulu is looking for a partner to invest in the combined company, and Hulu’s CEO, Mike Hopkins, said in a recent interview with Reuters that the company is “looking for a leader.”
In a statement, Hopkins said that Hulu Plus is “inherently and fundamentally different from the other games we have and that we are focused on bringing the best value to consumers.”
Hulu Plus launched in 2016, and has about 100 million subscribers.
“With Hulu Plus we are going to provide a great experience on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, desktops and TVs, across all of our streaming platforms,” Hopkins said.
The Hulu Plus streaming service will be “the most expansive offering of its kind” and “a natural complement” to Hulu Plus on Android devices, Hopkins added.
“We will bring a new level of innovation to our customers and fans of gaming and entertainment,” Hopkins added, describing Hulu Plus as a “new, next-generation platform that will bring the best of our businesses to their digital devices.”
The company also said that it will begin rolling out the Hulu Plus app in October.
It will not be available on mobile devices.
In an interview with The Verge, Hopkins also said the new Hulu Plus service will include more video-on-demand and streaming content than the current Hulu Plus product.
“That’s a big deal for us because it’s going to have a lot more content,” Hopkins told the site.
“It’s going for the things that we’ve always been passionate about: live sports and sports content, music, and movies.
We’ve been trying to figure out what that looks like on mobile, but we have a really big lineup of sports content right now, we have live games, we’ve got live movies, we do sports on YouTube.”