Netflix is planning to add games to its streaming service

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Telltale Games and Netflix have confirmed that Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to Netflix later this year.

Simmer down, everyone. Netflix isn't about to stream video games. Players will be able to control the game with any remote control device equipped with directional and select buttons, which will allow them to select dialogue options.

Separately, we've learned of a new Telltale Games project based on Netflix's hit series Stranger Things - though no release window or additional details were provided.

Original: A new report from TechRadar reveals that Netflix and Telltale Games are in talks to bring the developer's titles to the streaming service, starting with 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 unusual. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company said. The catch is that Netflix will offer a "modified version" of Minecraft: Story Mode, indicating that there will be some changes compared to its console counterparts.

Forward-looking: Netflix is expanding it's library to interactive movies and games that increase viewer engagement create a new form of consumable media.

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Telltale has mentioned wanting to work with the streaming service in the past on several occasions, and it appears that request has finally come to fruition. Depending on how much is cut out from the experience it might not end up looking different than some of the choose-your-own-experience titles Netflix already has on its service.

This partnership has yet to be formally announced by either company, but sources say that the announcement "could happen any day".

With that in mind, we can assume the Stranger Things game will follow a similar model as previous Telltale games.

"We don't have any plans to get into gaming", a Netflix spokesperson said, in response to TechRadar's report. When reached, Telltale told Engadget that they do not comment on rumors.

"We're thrilled to confirm that Telltale is developing a game based on Stranger Things that we'll publish to consoles and computers at a later date", it said. "It's an extension of our other interactive stories".

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