Interactive games coming to Netflix


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". 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".

Netflix has confirmed that it will be adding its first official video game to the streaming service later this year, allowing subscribers to play Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode.

After having worked on titles based around series far and wide involving major franchises like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and more, Telltale Games has given a new look into what lies ahead for the studio outside of its current projects, and it looks like things are about to get odd.

It also said that the report of a Stranger Things game made for Netflix was flat out wrong.

Update, 3:45PM ET: Telltale has confirmed its new partnership with Netflix as well as a forthcoming Stranger Things game for consoles and PCs.

Stretch Armstrong The Breakout
“Stretch Armstrong The Breakout”

In a statement via TechRadar, Netflix said: 'There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. As suspected, the Minecraft release will be an "interactive narrative story", similar to the stories the service has featured since last summer.

Several sources say a technical demo already exists.

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. That appears to be inaccurate and it will instead play similarly to titles like Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, which let younger viewers choose how the story unfolds. However, if you're a fan of Telltale games you may be happy to hear that the service will be taking advantage of the studio's narrative-focused game design. Despite all this, Netflix has stressed that they are not venturing into the gaming industry themselves.

A TechRadar article on Wednesday caused a flap by reporting Netflix would launch its first streamable game.

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