Stranger Things Video Game Coming From Telltale Games

Stranger Things Video Game Coming From Telltale Games

Taking all of this into account, we're expecting big things from developer Telltale Games when it comes to the first proper paid-for video game. The test launch for this initiative will be Minecraft: Story Mode Season 1, which should arrive this Fall.

The company then confirmed that they are now developing a game based on Stranger Things - though wider details about the game are still scarce at the moment, with console compatibility and release dates yet to be confirmed. Telltale is also partnering with Netflix to create a new game based on its hugely popular Stranger Things series. There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. It's not a game coming to Netflix's service, and is instead part of Netflix's ongoing marketing and title promotion efforts.

Netflix's version of Minecraft: Story Mode will be an interactive story, like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, an existing story on the service that people play with their remotes. Apparently a new Stranger Things/Minecraft game should be happening soon. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service", they explained.

The spokesperson also confirmed that a Stranger Things project is indeed in the works (as the earlier report had stated), but it's not built for Netflix a la Story Mode. 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. However, according to sources, Telltale went to HBO first with the idea of streaming game content, and the media titan turned the idea down due to how young the technology is.

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They highlighted that the Stranger Things game will not be appearing on the Netflix service, explaining: "We don't have any plans to get into gaming".

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.

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

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.

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