Netflix, one of the world’s top streaming services and the primary reason why most people procrastinate, has announced that it will host a panel at this year’s E3 Coliseum. In its mission for home entertainment domination, it seems like video games are the company’s next target.
The panel in question will be called “Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals into Video Games.” One of the games that will be discussed during the panel is the upcoming Stranger Things game – which, if you didn’t know, will be based on the third season of the hit-sensation show, premiering exclusively on 4 July this year.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Netflix has experimented with the concept of interactive entertainment – like last year’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, for example, where the viewer’s choices would influence the flow of the story and ultimately its outcome.
Now, this news is exciting as it opens up so many doors for a plethora of new and amazing video games. At this point, we might as well break out a pen and paper and start putting together a Netflix games wishlist. I, for one, would love to see a video game based on episode 1, season 1 of the fantastic Netflix original show Love Death and Robots. If you haven’t watched it already, do yourself a massive favour and watch it right now!
I can’t yet say for sure whether this is a step in the right direction for Netflix or not. Only time will tell, but so far the future seems promising. What shows would you like to see adapted into video games? E3 2019 starts on Tuesday 11 June and ends Thursday 13 June, so look forward to it.