Just what else can Netflix not do? After dominating our screens for years, the leading video subscription giant is finally dipping its toes into the arena of gaming – one show at a time.
On 12 June, the company announced that they are currently working with some of the world’s most talented game developers to bring your favourite Netflix shows to life in video game form.
Fans of the Upside Down can look forward to Stranger Things 3: The Game (available on Nintendo Switch, XBOX One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, Android and iOS) – an adventure game that is slated to drop on 4 July, coinciding with the premiere of the third season of the show. A new location-based RPG mobile game (available on Android and IOS) is also expected to be released in 2020.
If you’re familiar with the 1982 classic Dark Crystal, you might know that the film is being adapted into a Netflix Original series and is set to make its debut in August. But that’s not all; it will also be getting its own video game! Titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (available on Nintendo Switch, XBOX One, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac), it’s said to be a turn-based tactics game developed by the same studio behind Stranger Things 3: The Game.
Beyond standalone video games, Netflix also revealed that they will be integrating their original series and films into existing games from partners like Roblox, Ubisoft and Behaviour Interactive later this year – such as the recent Scoops Ahoy easter egg in Fortnite.
Just take all our money, Netflix.
Which series would you want Netflix to make a video game out of? Tell us in the comments below!