“Minecraft: Story Mode” is coming to Netflix
An interactive game for your big screen 🎮
Posted on June 13, 2018 8:49 PM.
Netflix and Telltale Games have entered into a deal that will bring simple game experiences to the streaming service. Netflix has confirmed that a streamable version Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode that will offer an adapted version of the Telltale Games original. 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.
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Their first series is Minecraft: Story Mode, which takes place in Minecraft’s worldand follows Jesse, a new character (who, it should be said, can be either male or female), in their attempts to save the world.
It’s the sort of thing that would have never been possible through traditional linear TV, but is enabled through an online platform like Netflix. The stories could also make for a selling point for families with younger children, in terms of being a differentiating feature for its service.
Netflix says they don't plan to get into gaming, and that this is less of a game, and more of an interactive story.
“There’s a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service,” they explained.
Netflix did provide some additional commentary and clarification on the story, as a result of speculation by media outlets.
“We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall. It's an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. We don’t have any plans to get into gaming. There’s a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service."
Whatever it is, we can't wait to play it ⛏️
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