According to TechRadar, Netflix and Telltale Games have entered into an agreement to adapt Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode for the streaming service.
The Netflix version of Minecraft: Story Mode will be similar to Netflix’s other interactive stories like Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile that were introduced last year.
The series will be a five-part episodic adventure and be available to stream later this year.
In addition, Telltale is working on a project called Minecraft: Stranger Things but no release date has been announced. That is expected to be similar to Telltale’s existing Minecraft: Story Mode game.
Here’s an official statement that Netflix provided TechRadar for clarification:
1. We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall. It’s an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.
2. The Stranger Things project is being published by Telltale at a later date, not on the Netflix service. It’s part of our marketing and title promotion efforts.
3. We don’t have any plans to get into gaming. There’s a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service.”
Well, just like the show, Things just keep getting Stranger around here.