TellTale’s next project is a rather unexpected release. The company famous for their episodic takes on famous tales, television shows, and games have announced a partnership with Minecraft developers to create a story mode version of the popular building world game.
The developer commented on the announcement, stating,
“Minecraft: Story Mode will be an all-new narrative-driven game series. Set in the world of Minecraft, the series will feature an original story, driven by player choice. It will not be an add-on for Minecraft, but rather a separate stand-alone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices. Telltale’s game series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.”
“Minecraft: Story Mode” is expected to debut the first chapter next year, 2015. It will be available on Xbox consoles, PlayStation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.
Like previous TellTale game, “Minecraft: Story Mode” will be episodic, releasing each chapter at a time similarly to “The Wolf Among Us,” “The Walking Dead,” “Tales from the Borderlands,” and “Game of Thrones.”
“We’re not intending on creating an “official” story for Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail,” Mojang says. “It will be a cool game.”