Gameplay Emerges of Cancelled Telltale Stranger Things Game, as Netflix Plans to Continue Without Telltale

By Laura Kate Dale on at

After this weekend's news that Telltale Games was letting go most of its staff and cancelling many of its upcoming projects, much news has been surfacing about the projects the studio had in the works, and the fate of those projects.

One of the more high profile licensed projects the studio had in the works was a collaboration with Netflix to develop a narrative adventure game based on Stranger Things. As of today we've been able to see some footage of the cancelled project thanks to a post on reddit.

On top of the leaked development footage of the cancelled title, we also got news from Netflix that it doesn't intend for Telltale's closure to prevent them releasing a Stranger Things video game at some point in the future. A Netflix spokesperson said the following in a statement to Polygon:

We are saddened by news about Telltale Games, they developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry… We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.

According to the same discussion with Polygon, Netflix apparently confirmed that one of the remaining projects being worked on by Telltale's skeleton staff is a Netflix adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode, which should still release as planned.