Yes, you read that correctly. Netflix, one of the biggest media-streaming services out there, will be hosting their own panel at E3.
The company’s appearance was teased last night in a presumably staged but still vaguely hilarious tweet thread between @NXOnNetflix and @E3. Netflix offered to host the panel ‘Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals into Video Games’.
E3 asked for a hint about the games Netflix would be talking about at the event, with Netflix confirming they’d talk about their upcoming Stranger Things game and teasing ‘definitely more to come’.
E3 later officially confirmed both Netflix’s appearance at E3 and the name of their panel, which we mentioned earlier.
— E3 (@E3) May 13, 2019
Of course, this isn’t Netflix’s first videogame rodeo. Netflix announced Stranger Things 3: The Game last December. The game is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and ‘mobile devices’ on July 4th.
There was also Bandersnatch, a standalone choose-your-own-adventure episode of the Black Mirror TV show that allowed viewers to interact with the story and make decisions for the main character, an aspiring programmer called Stefan Butler.
There’s also Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode which, much like Bandersnatch, allows viewers to make their own decisions, collect items, solve puzzles, and talk to NPCs. Minecraft: Story Mode is also available on a large variety of gaming platforms, including (but not limited to) Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
We’ll be reporting on Netflix’s appearance at E3 when it happens. Stay tuned for further updates.