Despite the recent closure of the originally planned developer, Telltale Games, Netflix still wants to move ahead with making a game about their popular horror franchise, Stranger Things.
Last week when the news hit that Telltale was reducing their staff from 250 to just 25, a lot of people were shocked. Apparently Telltale was doing a lot worse than people expected, according to Steamspy numbers, their last three releases in 2017 only sold 100,000 units combined on the PC. It was these abysmal sales numbers that signaled the final chance Telltale had to survive after years of declining sales.
This closure left many wondering what the future of Telltale’s projects would be. And while franchises may be dead in the water, like The Walking Dead, certain other games from the adventure game developer may still have a chance. Netflix provided a statement to Polygon that they wished to continue with development of some projects they were collaborating with Telltale on, and were saddened by the bad news;
“We are saddened by news about Telltale Games. They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in 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.”
No release date is set for the interactive Netflix version of Minecraft: Story Mode, which will be similar to Netflix interactive titles like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout and Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale. Nor is a release window set for the Stranger Things game.