Monday, 18 June, 2018

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

Minecraft Story Mode 2 Telltale nabs yet another big license, is working on a Stranger Things game
Terence Owen | 14 June, 2018, 16:02

Microsoft actually doesn't have very much to worry about as far as game streaming is concerned, as it sounds like Netflix will be streaming very basic "adventures". In fact, the king of streaming is poised to enter the space as well, as Netflix has confirmed that it's going to begin streaming games in some form.

The company, which has worked on a property from just about every IP holder at this point, has confirmed that a Stranger Things game is in the works.

When TechRadar asked how the Netflix service will function, their sources pointed to the Amazon Fire TV platform, which stands as an ecosystem that allows users to play various game series, including The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, and Minecraft: Story Mode. There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today.

Telltale's Stranger Things project, meanwhile, is part of Netflix's marketing and promotion efforts, but will not be on the Netflix service. The catch is that Netflix will offer a "modified version" of Minecraft: Story Mode, indicating that there will be some changes compared to its console counterparts.

Sources tell TechRadar that the games will be delivered to Netflix subscribers as video files which will be capable of accepting commands from any remote with directional and select buttons.

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Nintendo Switch players will also be glad to know that they will be able to " Battle in exclusive Add-on Star Wolf missions ". The announcement saw Ubisoft bring out Shigeru Miyamoto, who was given the very first Star Fox NFC ship as a gift.

UPDATE: Netflix got back to us. As a result of this, Telltale has first crack at a Stranger Things video game that should be available in the not-too-distant future. The company was adamant that it doesn't consider an interactive offering to be a game, but rather an extension of the cinematic experience.

At the moment however, no deal between Netflix and Telltale Games has been made official, though the sources say that an announcement of such a partnership is imminent. There's no word yet on whether or not combat sequences will be included in the Netflix show.

This is actually an fascinating step for direct video game streaming.

Sources say that playable demos of the experience have been in existence for at least the past year, and that an announcement of the partnership "could happen any day". But it looks like we're waiting to see who'll make the first move in this bold new direction.

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