Mojang announced Thursday that they’re teaming up with Telltale Games to deliver Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series, which will be made available in 2015.
Minecraft: Story Mode will supposedly introduce new characters to the world of Minecraft, and while Telltale Games is known for producing point-and-click episodic games, Story Mode will still be an “entirely original Minecraft experience.”
“Working with the Mojang team on our own unique, story-driven interpretation of their fascinating universe is a tremendous honor,” said Telltale Games President and Co-founder Kevin Bruner. “We simply cannot wait for fans across the world to take off with us on this new adventure.”
Mojang Chief Word Officer Owen Hill cites fan’s love of the open world experience in regards to why this is a standalone product separate from Minecraft, stating that “People really like the idea of stories about Minecraft, but forcing a narrative into our core game experience would restrict players’ freedom to view the world in their own unique ways. Instead, letting them explore an alternate interpretation via Minecraft: Story Mode, driven by the proven might of Telltale.” Hill goes on to say that the decision was a “no-brainer.”
Story Mode will be made available digitally for the Xbox One/360, the PS4/PS3, PC, and IOS and Android devices. You can try a Info Quest sample of the game here!