On June 12, Netflix’s official twitter account for gaming related topics released details about a slew of Stranger Things games coming out soon.
Towards the end of that discussion, ‘NXonNetflix’ confirmed that they were working on various projects in collaboration with several major gaming companies, including Fortnite developers Epic Games.
“In traditional E3 style, we’re leaving you with some tasty teasers to chew on,” they wrote. “Watch out for our upcoming projects with Behavior, Ubisoft, Roblox, and Epic Games.“
In addition to that tweet, the director of interactive games at Netflix also said on June 12 that there would be “a bit more behind that in a few weeks,” when asked about their collaboration with Fortnite.
The confirmation of a crossover happening between Stranger Things and Fortnite does not come as a major surprise to anyone that has been keeping up with recent events in the popular battle royale.
At the start Season 9, a brand new location was added to the map called ‘Mega Mall,’ in which an ice cream parlor called ‘Scoops Ahoy’ can be found.
Fans of the show immediately recognized this to be identical to the ice cream shop from the show, instantly sparking speculation that a crossover was in the works.
Furthermore, there is no reason not to believe that Epic would be willing to work with Netflix on this, considering that the’ve worked with other studios in the past to create in-game events marking the release of a popular film, such as the recent limited time modes for John Wick 3: Parabellum and Avengers: Infinity War.
With the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things scheduled for a July 4 release, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate for all parties involved.
Although the collaboration has now officially been confirmed by Netflix, there are still a lot of details about the crossover that remain unclear.
As always, we will continue to bring you the latest on this story as more information becomes available in the days and weeks ahead.