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Netflix not getting into games despite commissioning Minecraft interactive TV show and Stranger Things games

How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?

Date Type Companies involved Size
June 14th, 2018 partnership Netflix
Telltale Games
Not disclosed
Netflix not getting into games despite commissioning Minecraft interactive TV show and Stranger Things games

Streaming giant Netflix says it has no plans to get into the video games market.

This follows a story from TechRadar saying that the firm would be adding games to its offering, with the first being a streamable edition of Minecraft: Story mode from Telltale Games.

Additionally, Netflix has reportedly commissioned a Stranger Things project from Telltale.

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Netflix has since put out a comment to TechRadar to confirm that Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to it platform and that Telltale is making a Stranger things project. The latter will not be coming to Netflix.

But as far as the firm is concerned, this doesn't constitute getting into gaming (despite having already licensed the Stranger Things IP for a mobile game).

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.biz has the full story.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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