E3 2018: Telltale Making Stranger Things Game As Minecraft Heads To Netflix
MineCraft: Story Mode for Netflix will be a five-part licensed interactive narrative series, coming this fall.
Telltale Games is bringing its MineCraft: Story Mode to Netflix as an interactive adventure this fall. The studio made the announcement during E3 2018, where it tweeted about the move and announced that it is also developing a game based on Stranger Things.
Details are still emerging, but Telltale said that it is now working on the Stranger Things game, which will be coming to consoles and PC. It said it doesn't have any further details to share right now, but would have more to say about the game later in the year.
Now, Netflix has responded to both stories. The company has confirmed to TechRadar that MineCraft: Story Mode for Netflix will be five-part licensed interactive narrative series. The streaming service said the Stranger Things Telltale series would not be on Netflix, but is rather an extension of its marketing efforts. Lastly, Netflix said it has no plans to get into gaming. "There’s a broad spectrum of entertainment available today," the company said. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service."
At E3 2017, Telltale Games told GameSpot it was very interested in bringing its games to new platforms. "I think there is a lot of space for Telltale to move on to platforms that most people don't even really consider to be game systems," the company said. "A lot of boxes of many different varieties in homes--millions and millions of homes across America, where people don't even think game-playing is possible on them, but maybe they're watching stories or consuming narrative-driven content or streaming it.
"And for us, we're looking at that. It would be unfathomable to think about playing a Grand Theft Auto [game] over Netflix. But it wouldn't be so unfathomable to think about playing a Telltale game over a streaming video service of that calibre."