Following rumours that Telltale Games is soon to announce a partnership with Netflix, a representative for the streaming service has confirmed that "Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed five-episode narrative series coming to our service this fall".
It further stated that Stranger Things: The Game will be headed to mainstream gaming platforms via Telltale Games in future, and Netflix's role in this will be limited to marketing and promotion. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today".
"We don't have any plans to get into gaming", Netflix's statement continues.
Telltale Games titles are flawless 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. The original TechRadar report included theories about a potential game based on Netflix series Strange Things arriving, but according to the latest updates of said article, Netflix sources have reportedly debunked that particular rumor. 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".
Telltale has mentioned wanting to work with the streaming service in the past on several occasions, and it appears that request has finally come to fruition. But it looks like we're waiting to see who'll make the first move in this bold new direction.
Sources claim that a playable demo has been floating around for at least a year, and that an official announcement from either Netflix or Telltale Games "could happen any day". As a result of this, Telltale has first crack at a Stranger Things video game that should be available in the not-too-distant future. When reached, Telltale told Engadget that they do not comment on rumors.
Details are still emerging, but Telltale said that it is now working on the Stranger Things game, which will be coming to consoles and PC. This role will likely be pivotal in bringing more interactive experiences to the platform in the future, and potentially lead to more Netflix-branded game crossovers.