Netflix is officially getting into the gaming market, starting off with a small number of mobile games that will be available to stream through the service. There is currently a limited-region test, allowing those in Poland to stream two of Netflix's Stranger Things titles. Now, we have news that those games will be delisted from other platforms.
Stranger Things 3: The Game will be the first Netflix title to disappear from PC, with the game set to be delisted from both Steam and GOG on the 31st of August. After that date, the game will no longer be available to purchase, although anyone who already owns it will be able to continue downloading and playing it.
In a brief statement, Stranger Things 3 developer, BonusXP, said: “On Aug. 31, 2021, Stranger Things 3: The Game will be removed from sale on Steam. We’re very grateful for all the Stranger Things fans that travelled back in time with us to the Summer of '85 for this adventure through Hawkins.”
No specific reason was given for the delisting. However, given that Netflix has just officially announced plans to offer games through its own platform, it seems likely that there is a connection between these events.
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KitGuru Says: It's always a shame to see games delisted from other platforms, although given that Stranger Things 3 was available on PC in DRM-free form, it will still be playable and obtainable even after today.