Netflix gaming coming soon, sort of

Minecraft Story Mode 2

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".

Story Mode is an interactive story taking place in the Minecraft world and following Jesse who is trying to save the world.

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

Netflix recently entered into a deal to bring video games to their streaming service.

"Yes, we can confirm "Minecraft: Story Mode" is a licensed five episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall", a Netflix spokesperson told Variety via email. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company said. The streaming service said the Stranger Things Telltale series would not be on Netflix, but is rather an extension of its marketing efforts.

Netflix's version of Minecraft: Story Mode will be an interactive story, like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, an existing story on the service that people play with their remotes.

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.

Forward-looking: Netflix is expanding it's library to interactive movies and games that increase viewer engagement create a new form of consumable media. This would include Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and even smart televisions with a built in Netflix app. Chromecast might be possible if the user could input commands from their device. The Stranger Things game was apparently ready to launch last fall, but might now be unveiled alongside the partnership, whenever it's announced.

The partnership with Telltale is considered a logical step, given that the company's games usually only require the player to select from dialogue options or move with the aid of a cursor to a specific on-screen location. No running, jumping, shooting, or climbing that would necessitate an actual video game controller. Now, according to TechRadar, it's getting into the gaming business.



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