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Netflix doesn't really call it gaming, rather interactive storytelling, but could this be a sign of things to come?
TechRadar reported this week that Netflix will be partnering with Minecraft to develop interactive stories that kids can "play" on the streaming service. Consider these more like 'Select Your Very Own Experience' and less like sandbox mode, however nonetheless, it does reveal some possible fertile ground for the service.This isn't really he initially
interactive story that Netflix is producing, with several others under different names in the kids area of their streaming library. From Netflix: We can verify Minecraft: Story Mode is a certified 5-episode interactive story series pertaining to our service this fall. It's an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in a Legendary Tale and Friend Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.So where does this potentially broaden in the coming years?We have a hunch that Netflix is probably checking out the potential to obtain into"streaming games."Similar to other subscription gaming services
, we might absolutely see a world where a service as large and extensive as Netflix could want to take on brand-new market chances. Would it include purchasing a controller or other similar equipment? No idea, but the principle definitely seems interesting.Apple TELEVISION, for example, another staple among cord cutters, has a pretty robust gaming neighborhood on their app-like gaming. Netflix could most likely delve into something similar.Another location for expansion for Netflix, the live video gaming stream. Twitch is a family game amongst video game players, with top banners now celebs for their skills. Netflix has an enormous platform that could create for some intriguing competitors when it comes to streaming gameplay, video gaming competitions, and so on.