Each year E3 (June 11-13) is a great place to find out about upcoming games, but with both EA and Sony opting out this year there is some space to fill at the convention hall. Although AMD using the Expo to reveal more about their upcoming 3rd gen Ryzen and Navi tech (assuming they don’t spill all the beans at Computex later this month) is a no brainer, it’s a little more surprising that Netflix is filling a piece of the void with their own panel, “Bringing Your Favorite Shows to Life: Developing Netflix Originals Into Video Games.” The Netflix E3 announcement came in the form of a Twitter thread which obviously wasn’t scripted by any of the writers for their original content:
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) May 13, 2019
With Stranger Things 3: The Game launching on July 4, the same day as the third season of the show hits Netflix, the panel could be used to showcase upcoming game tie-ins with some of their other series. Netflix just picked up the rights to made-for-television movies based on Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim, set to premiere this summer, and both movies could quickly be converted to games.