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

Ruben Fields
June 14, 2018

"We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall".

Netflix's take on streaming games apparently involves remaking them on some level so they can play nice with the service.

Our initial impression was that Netflix's version of Minecraft: Story Mode would be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons.

In 2017, Netflix released their two "interactive movies" aimed at children, Puss In Book: Trapped in An Epic Tale, and Buddy Thunderstruck. And more importantly (I think, anyway), a new game based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things series is also in the works. Story Mode" will be available on the streaming giant, it's an "interactive narrative" along the lines of recent Netflix experiments like "Stretch Armstrong: "The Breakout".

Telltale's Stranger Things project, meanwhile, is part of Netflix's marketing and promotion efforts, but will not be on the Netflix service.

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"There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", a Netflix rep said.

Telltale describes "Minecraft: Story Mode" as "a playable television show based on your favorite game, where YOU are the star, and your choices and actions decide how the story is told". The most probable contender here is the hugely-popular Stranger Things.

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. But it looks like we're waiting to see who'll make the first move in this bold new direction.

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. "It's an extension of our other interactive stories". Now, according to TechRadar, it's getting into the gaming business.

Few details about the game itself - such as the story and characters/cast members involved - have been revealed by Telltale at this stage, but the studio confirmed that the game will be coming "to consoles and computers at a later date". This role will likely be pivotal in bringing more interactive experiences to the platform in the future, and potentially lead to more Netflix-branded game crossovers.

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