Minecraft: Story Mode Adaptation Coming To Netflix, Stranger Things Getting A Game


Update: Netflix reached out to us with more specifics, pointing out that it has no intention to get into the "gaming" industry outright, stating that it does acknowledge their increasingly cinematic nature. "It's an extension of our other interactive stories". These movies are unique in that it allowed kids (and kids at heart) to choose the fate of the main character and drastically change the story.

It's the sort of thing that would have never been possible through traditional linear TV, but is enabled through an online platform like Netflix.

The Netflix series, which debuted its second season last October (and a third is now being made), will be the subject of a new title from Telltale Games, which has worked on the likes of the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode games in recent years. Netflix has confirmed that a streamable version Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode that will offer an adapted version of the Telltale Games original. But if you were hoping this represented a first step toward the streaming of modern "AAA" games, the blockbusters like Assassin's Creed or Destiny, keep waiting. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company explained.

Separately, we've learned of a new Telltale Games project based on Netflix's hit series Stranger Things - though no release window or additional details were provided.

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Telltale's Stranger Things, while developed in cooperation with Netflix, is not now planned to launch in the same manner. Netflix and BonusXP previously developed a free mobile Stranger Things game, released in October 2017. For example, it launched a standalone "Orange is the New Black" app back in 2014, and when it was promoting the new season of "Arrested Development", it introduced a "FakeBlock" app. Stranger Things 2 continued the trend by moving onto arcade games, with Will and his pals playing Dragon's Lair in the opening scenes.

HBO could grow to regret that decision, as Netflix having streaming video games could work to convert the people who somehow don't already subscribe to Netflix to start a subscription.

These limitations may mean that battle sequences could be cut from the final product.

These might not be "games" as we think of them.