Netflix May Soon Offer Video Game Streaming

Netflix May Soon Offer Video Game Streaming

For more on that, we can turn to a statement from Telltale.

In 2017, Netflix released their two "interactive movies" aimed at children, Puss In Book: Trapped in An Epic Tale, and Buddy Thunderstruck.

Telltale's interactive fare is well suited to Netflix's streaming service.

Details are still emerging, but Telltale said that it is now working on the Stranger Things game, which will be coming to consoles and PC.

The company confirms that "Minecraft: Story Mode" is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series that will be coming to its service this fall, in partnership with Telltale. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company explained. The streaming service said the Stranger Things Telltale series would not be on Netflix, but is rather an extension of its marketing efforts.

Telltale Games titles are flawless for the Netflix platform, as most of the games don't require much interaction from the player other than making text choices and moving a character from one part of the story to the other. Telltale is making a game based around Stranger Things, it confirmed, but it won't be streamed through Netflix.

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A TechRadar article on Wednesday caused a flap by reporting Netflix would launch its first streamable game. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service", they explained.

Sources familiar with the matter share that the games made available for streaming will initially be dialogue-driven, meaning that gamers will advance through the storyline by selecting options proposed via text. According to a breaking report by TechRadar, a pilot program is set to begin with Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode. There's no word yet on whether or not combat sequences will be included in the Netflix show.

The alleged joint partnership between Telltale and Netflix raises some eyebrows considering Telltale has an existing partnership with HBO - yet another prime rival of Netflix. When you're playing a video game, and you're actively engaged with a shooter, you're on the very edge of your seat sort of constantly.

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

As TechRadar points out, Telltale has expressed interest in bringing its games to Netflix in the past, so this doesn't come completely out of left field.

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