Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Netflix gaming coming soon, sort of

Netflix gaming coming soon, sort of

Amazon Fire TV - which is obviously owned by Amazon, one of Netflix's chief rivals - already offers video game support and even hosts a variety of Telltale Games titles. In other words, you'll be able to use your remote control to play Minecraft on Netflix, but the Stranger Things game will be available via consoles. "But it wouldn't be so unfathomable to think about playing a Telltale game over a streaming video service of that calibre".

Along with this deal between the two companies, Telltale is also reportedly developing a Stranger Things game. The company has confirmed to TechRadar that MineCraft: Story Mode for Netflix will be five-part licensed interactive narrative series. There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. "The Stranger Things project is launching on the Telltale platform at a later date, not on the Netflix service".

It, however, confirmed a partnership with Telltale Games in order to expand its existing roster of interactive content, among them beingPuss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, and as stated above, Minecraft: Story Mode adaptation will be the first fruit borne of this, come fall. Techradar published a rumour that the game was in the works and Netflix posted a clarification. The company was adamant that it doesn't consider an interactive offering to be a game, but rather an extension of the cinematic experience. Despite all this, Netflix has stressed that they are not venturing into the gaming industry themselves. "We're delighted by the response we're seeing to the idea of Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Netflix in the fall as an interactive adventure", Telltale told Deadline.

The Stranger Things project, however, is not coming to Netflix.

As far as when the partnership will be announced, the article notes that it "could happen any day", though an E3 debut may not be happening since we're so late in the show anyway.

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In short, we're expecting lots of nostalgic Atari-inspired visuals, thrilling trips to the Upside Down with the gang, and a perennially worried-looking Joyce Byers thrown somewhere into the mix.

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