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.
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".