Another major company has announced its intentions to attend E3 2019. But this time it's streaming giant Netflix, rather than one of the usual video game publisher suspects. On Twitter, etflix announced its intention to hold a panel as part of E3's annual Coliseum livestream. The panel will be named "Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals Into Video Games" and Netflix is already teasing its plans for the event.
According to a promotional conversation between Netflix and E3's Twitter accounts, at least one game has already been confirmed for the panel. Stranger Things 3: The Game, announced during a Nintendo "Nindies" Direct video in March, will be the first of several games shown by Netflix at E3. It's a pixel action-adventure game with a top-down perspective, a follow-up to 2017's similar Stranger Things game.
As for what else Netflix may have in store for E3, it's a mystery. All Netflix is willing to say is that "there's definitely more to come." Given Netflix's increasingly large library of original programming, any number of television shows could be adapted into a video game. Netflix could even go above and beyond an announce a new show at E3 with a video game adaptation to go along with it.
One thing to consider is Netflix's unique Black Mirror: Bandersnatch interactive film. It's possible that Netflix may use E3 to announce its next interactive film project, as it previously confirmed it will continue to pursue such content. Bear Grylls' You vs. Wild is one such example, though Bandersnatch remains the most unique and exciting example of Netflix's film-meets-game effort.
Whether it's the next Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a Bojack Horseman adaptation, or the resurrection of Telltale's Stranger Things, new video game content funded by Netflix is exciting to think about. Even if it's just indie projects like Stranger Things 3, the joining of television or film and video games is a fun and interesting effort. Or at least it is so long as it doesn't turn result in games like E.T. for the NES.
Tune in to Netflix's E3 2019 panel, Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals Into Video Games, during the conference between June 11 and 13. The full E3 Coliseum livestream schedule has yet to be released, so no specific times are available currently.