Last week, narrative adventure game studio Telltale Games laid off most its staff in a devastating move that left employees without severance and an uncertain future. Telltale's remaining projects like The Wolf Among Us 2 and a game based on Netflix's hit series Stranger Things were reportedly cancelled at Telltale. But Netflix seems keen on bringing Stranger Things to video games.
Following our report that Telltale Games' planned The Wolf Among Us 2 and Stranger Things games have been cancelled following massive layoffs at Telltale, Netflix issued a statement reaffirming its desire to make a video game based on the popular sci-fi series. Even if it means having to explore other options.
"We are saddened by news about Telltale Games. They development many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry," Netflix said in a statement to Polygon. "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."
Minecraft: Story Mode is an interactive narrative series announced back in June as a partnership between Netflix and Telltale. Our sources say that the 25 remaining staffers at Telltale will be working to complete work on the Minecraft series, which will join other interactive series on Netflix like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout for example.