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Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Telltale is working on a Stranger Things game

Telltale is working on a Stranger Things game

Lastly, on the topic of games streaming, Netflix had the following to say: "We don't have any plans to get into gaming".

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".

Netflix is the biggest video streaming site around.

"It's an extension of other interactive adventures we have on our service like 'Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout,' 'Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale,' and 'Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile,'" a Netflix spokesperson told Variety.

According to the report, Netflix will kick off its video game pilot program with Telltale's popular game series Minecraft: Story Mode, as well as a project based on Stranger Things. Conversely, Telltale Games is developing a game based on the Stranger Things IP, as they mentioned in a statement published on their Facebook page.

In addition, Telltale also confirmed that the studio will be bringing a five-episode "interactive" version of Minecraft: Story Mode to Netflix this fall. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company said.

There is no news yet as to when they are aiming to release the Stranger Things game. 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. What it's planning with Story Mode is a long way off from a service like PlayStation Now, which streams games out of a data center filled with powerful computers.

It seems as though this has always been in the works, considering that Netflix itself launched a free-to-playStranger Things: The Game to promote Season 2 in October a year ago. It's going to happen, and probably sooner than you think, but Netflix has no apparent intention of diving into that space.

These limitations may mean that battle sequences could be cut from the final product. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but unlike gaming, there's no winners or losers in these types of stories, and we view it as interactive narrative storytelling on our service".

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