Stranger Things Game Will Still Be Produced by Netflix Despite Telltale Games Closure
With many of Telltale's projects reportedly canceled, Netflix states that the planned Stranger Things game will still move on under their supervision.
Ever since the sudden shuttering of Telltale Games, an aura of uncertainty has floated over several of their planned projects. One such was a game based on Netflix hit show Stranger Things, but the project will move on as the streaming company will evaluate “other options” for it.
The only project reportedly in the works by the skeleton crew of 25 left behind after the massive layoffs is Minecraft: Story Mode, an “interactive adventure” version for Netflix of the game with the same name that released for consoles and PC. Per Polygon, the full statement from Netflix is as follows:
“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.”
Meanwhile, The Walking Dead voice actress Melissa Hutchinson stated that as far as she knows, the remaining two episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be unfinished and unreleased. And unfortunately for fans of The Wolf Among Us, the planned second season will apparently not see the light of day.
An outpouring of support in the gaming community is visible in social media, with hashtags like #TelltaleJobs attempting to connect the 225 former Telltale employees now without a job to game developers who are hiring.
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, but the version was originally announced for release this fall.