Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
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No, Netflix isn't going to stream a Minecraft video game

No, Netflix isn't going to stream a Minecraft video game

The game developer also confirmed it will adapt Minecraft: Story Mode as a five-episode interactive narrative series coming to the service in the fall. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company said.

Stay tuned for more information of Telltale's Stranger Things project in the months to come. "But it wouldn't be so unfathomable to think about playing a Telltale game over a streaming video service of that calibre". 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.

Telltale Games titles are ideal 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.

Meanwhile, the other gaming project TechRadar had uncovered - a game related to the Netflix hit "Stranger Things" - is something that will launch in Telltale's platform at a later date, Netflix says. Instead of a traditional game setup, Minecraft "will be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons".

When asked what a final product might look like, sources pointed to the Amazon Fire TV platform - an ecosystem in which you can find a number of Telltale Games series like Minecraft: Story Mode, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - and which only requires that viewers have a remote in hand.


As far as when the partnership will be announced, the article notes that it "could happen any day", though an E3 debut may not be happening since we're so late in the show anyway. But if you were hoping this represented a first step toward the streaming of modern "AAA" games, the blockbusters like Assassin's Creed or Destiny, keep waiting. However, sources have confirmed that HBO was among the companies approached when the idea was conceived and turned Telltale down, saying they'd rather wait and see how the technology developed.

The company is believed to have entered into a partnership with Telltale Games, which will bring simple adventure game experiences to Netflix.

First of all, Telltale is working on a Stranger Things video game, according to a report from TechRadar.

There are no specific details for the Stranger Things game yet.

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