In a surprise report released today, it has been confirmed that the video game Minecraft Story Mode, which debuted on Windows 10 and Xbox consoles, will be coming to the Netflix video streaming service.
Few details are available on this release although an official statement from Netflix at Tech Radar confirmed that it would consist of five episodes. Given that Minecraft Story Mode is an interactive story that primarily revolves around the player selecting multiple-choice dialogue options, it’s easy to see how relatively simple the transition to Netflix could be.
The original Minecraft Story Mode video game consists of three-dimensional exploration and even an occasional combat sequence, both of which require the processing power of a traditional video game, so this aspect of the game can be replaced with sequences video or deleted. entirely if it is to work through the usual Netflix app.
In related news, Telltale Games, the game studio that created Minecraft Story Mode, will be creating a new video game based on Netflix’s Stranger Things TV series. Creating a story-driven video game based on an existing franchise is nothing new for Telltale Games whose previous titles were based on Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Walking Dead.
No other information is known about their Stranger Things game beyond the fact that it’s in the works, but given the similarity of all of Telltale’s games, it’s unlikely to be too different from what fans have come to love.
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