Netflix is planning to add games to its streaming service

Telltale nabs yet another big license, is working on a Stranger Things game

Telltale nabs yet another big license, is working on a Stranger Things game

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 first game that will be part of the deal is Minecraft: Story Mode. 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".

This sounds like a window is opening for Netflix to slowly take over the game streaming business, but I wouldn't go that far just yet.

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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". It confirmed that the company plans to launch an interactive five-episode version of Netflix: Story Mode by fall of this year. The games are broken up into chapters that are sold in bundles or available to purchase separately. According to a breaking report by TechRadar, a pilot program is set to begin with Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode. The studio made the announcement during E3 2018, where it tweeted about the move and announced that it is also developing a game based on Stranger Things.

Forward-looking: Netflix is expanding it's library to interactive movies and games that increase viewer engagement create a new form of consumable media. 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. This would include Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and even smart televisions with a built in Netflix app. Chromecast might be possible if the user could input commands from their device.

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Netflix and Telltale Games have formed a partnership with all kinds of exciting implications.

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.

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Sources say that playable demos of the experience have been in existence for at least the previous year, and that an announcement of the partnership "could happen any day".

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