Netflix to host a panel about developing ‘Netflix Originals into games’ at E3

Netflix will be hosting a panel at this year’s E3.

In an exchange on Twitter (thanks, GMG) between the two brands, Netflix revealed that the panel will be entitled: “Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals into Video Games.”

When prompted by the E3 account to reveal what games, specifically, Netflix is talking about, the streaming service replied: “Of course there’s the upcoming @Stranger_Things game but hmmmmm… there’s definitely more to come!”

Just like the show, Stranger Things 3: The Game  – which is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as mobile devices – is expected to be a celebration of all things retro, and release alongside the third series of the supernatural show on July 4, 2019. As yet, it’s unclear if this is the same Stranger Things game we knew Telltale Games was working on before it shut last year or an entirely separate project.

This isn’t the first big company to shake up E3 this year. While Sony’s unprecedented announcement that it will not be attending this year’s E3 marks the company’s first absence in the expo’s 24-year history, both Nintendo and Microsoft stepped forward on social media to reassure fans that they will have a presence at next year’s show.

EA, too, has announced it will not be holding its traditional E3 press conference this year, but will instead focus on its community-facing events. EA Play will take place from Friday June 7th, 2019 until June 9th, featuring a selection of live streaming events to showcase its upcoming titles where viewers will see “less talk and more play”, with “an event entirely focused on the heartbeat of EA Play: our player communities and the games they love”.

About Vikki Blake

It took 15 years of civil service monotony for Vikki to crack and switch to writing about games. She has since become an experienced reporter and critic working with a number of specialist and mainstream outlets in both the UK and beyond, including Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, IGN, MTV, and Variety.

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