However, plans do change, and if this goes over well there's always that sliver of a chance that Netflix may expand beyond traditional video streaming down the line.
In 2017, Netflix released their two "interactive movies" aimed at children, Puss In Book: Trapped in An Epic Tale, and Buddy Thunderstruck. The streaming service confirmed that Minecraft: Story Mode, a licensed five-episode interactive narrative series, is indeed coming to Netflix this fall.
As for Stranger Things, it said that title won't be coming to Netflix, although Telltale will launch its own romp centered around the popular retro sci-fi series at a later date.
A final piece of evidence regarding the existence of such a concoction is this listing for a job over at Netflix, with one of the requirements being that the candidate "use games as a marketing tactic to capture demand and delight our member community (ex: Stranger Things: The Game)". "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company explained. Netflix told TechRadar that it isn't getting into the games business, and views these interactive adventures as something different, so don't expect to see a Netflix game studio pop up anytime soon.
Several sources say a technical demo already exists. If streaming the games is part of your monthly payment - i.e., there are no extra charges for playing games - it would be a no-brainer for Telltale fans to start a subscription.
Clearly, Netflix is trying to enhance the experience of watching videos by allowing user decisions to dictate the flow of the story.
Despite venturing into streamable games, Netflix isn't planning to become a full-fledged gaming company, as TechRadar reports.