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Netflix evaluates options for Stranger Things game while Minecraft: Story Mode moves forward amid Telltale closure

Netflix evaluates options for Stranger Things game while Minecraft: Story Mode moves forward amid Telltale closure

Streaming giant Netflix’s game adaptation of TV show Stranger Things may yet happen, despite developer Telltale recently announcing its intent to close.

In a statement issued to Polygon, Netflix confirmed it was in the process of evaluating other options regarding bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in the games market.

Netflix and Telltale had revealed their collaboration back in June, but the status of the project was unclear following the studio announcing its intent to close, with 225 staff let go without severance pay.

In a statement on its official Twitter account, Telltale confirmed that a small group of 25 employees were staying on to fulfil the company’s obligations to its board and partners. 

Moving forward as planned

One such project that will see completion, according to Netflix, is a streamable version of Minecraft: Story Mode, which was also revealed back in June.

“We are saddened by the news about Telltale Games,” Netflix said in a statement to Polygon.

“They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark on the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned.

“We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.”

The status of Telltale’s The Walking Dead adaptation, however, remains unclear. Voice actress Melissa Hutchison took to Twitter to share that, to her knowledge, that episode two would be the last.

However, in a recent tweet Telltale revealed that there might be some hope for the series, but did not comment on the claims that they did not deliver any severance pay to the 225 employees they let go.


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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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