It's an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. 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.
UPDATE: A Netflix spokesperson got in touch with us this afternoon to confirm that the streaming giant will launch "a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series" called Minecraft: Story Mode this fall. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company explained.
Meanwhile, the other gaming project TechRadar had uncovered - a game related to the Netflix hit "Stranger Things" - is something that will launch in Telltale's platform at a later date, Netflix says. According to a breaking report by TechRadar, a pilot program is set to begin with Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode. That could be why its critically acclaimed adaptations of "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones" have worked in the past, and why a "Stranger Things" adaptation sounds like a good fit.
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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. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service".
Stranger Things is one of Netflix's most successful original TV shows on its subscription service, with two seasons available to watch now and a third in production. No running, jumping, shooting, or climbing that would necessitate an actual video game controller. 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.
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.
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.