Netflix has confirmed that it will be adding its first official video game to the streaming service later this year, allowing subscribers to play Telltale Games’ Minecraft: Story Mode. All five episodes will be available, and users will be able to control the narrative experience with their remotes.
Netflix clarified, however, that for right now, this is a one-time deal and is more in line with some of their “choose your adventure” style stories that are already on the service. Telltale is working on a Stranger Things game project, but that won’t be coming to Netflix at launch, and the streaming giant claims they don’t have any plans to get into gaming.
That’s not great news for anyone hoping that Netflix would step into competition with NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service or Sony’s PlayStation Now platform, although up until now there was really no indication that Netflix would be doing that anyway. However, plans do change, and if this goes over well there’s always that sliver of a chance that Netflix may expand beyond traditional video streaming down the line.
Don’t hold your breath, but hey, it’s fun to dream.
source: Tech Radar