Telltale Games' Interactive 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Now Playable On Netflix
In the wake of the recent Telltale Games closure, and all the controversy that followed, a project that was near completion before the disruption began in earnest has finally seen the light of day.
Telltale and Netflix partnered to release Minecraft: Story Mode on the popular streaming service some time ago, but with the dramatic events at the studio, the future of many projects was thrown into the air.
This included Story Mode, although Telltale later confirmed it would release, and a Stranger Things title, also destined for Netflix. Thankfully, another developer should be picking up the latter project.
But Minecraft: Story mode is ready to be streamed now. The first three episodes are anyway, with the the final two releasing on 5 December.
The Netflix version is slightly different from the original Minecraft: Story Mode, which ran for eight episodes in its first season. Its second second season featured five episodes, but there's no confirmation on whether Telltale and Netflix had planned for season two. Probably not, but another studio could carry it on.
And for those wondering if a game really can be played through your TV, Amazon Fire Stick, or whatever else you stream Netflix through... Of course it can, and Netflix will show you how.
Thanks to the nature of Telltale games - they're almost fully based around decision making in conversations, quick-time events, and point and click exploration - Minecraft: Story Mode works perfectly well on the streaming service.
Netflix provides a short explanation on how to play it (or view it, if you prefer), before you begin the campaign, which is primarily made up of choosing between two choices at numerous points throughout your adventure. Simples.
Even using a TV and bog-standard remote, it's easy enough. Gameplay doesn't require full controls, or hard work. It's more an interactive *experience*, than a regular game.
What do you think about this news? Are you planning to play it? Would you like to see more games on Netflix? Will the gaming world miss Telltale? Make sure you let us know.
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