The latest video game to launch in the US this week is Minecraft: The Video Game, a first-person shooter developed by Mojang.
The game’s debut in the United States is scheduled for May 29, though it’s not currently available to stream on Netflix.
The only way to stream the game without a VPN is to pay $4.99 to play with a US cable provider.
But even without a paid subscription, the game will offer a VPN to stream it over a local connection.
“If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you can get access to the game over a VPN,” says Mike Zuckerman, VP of corporate communications for Netflix.
“It’ll work on any broadband connection that’s connected to your home, and that’s what Netflix is looking for.”
Netflix will also make the game available to customers without a pay-TV provider.
It won’t be the first game to work on the same system that Netflix is.
Mojang’s previous game, Starcraft, offered a similar feature.
The Mojang team also worked with other companies to develop the popular PC game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, which was also released in the first week of May.
While it is not yet available to rent or purchase, it’s already available for download.
Netflix is not the first service to offer the game as a streaming service.
The service is also available on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
In an interview with GamesBeat, Mojang game director Tim Willits explained that the service could be used to stream games that aren’t on Netflix’s platform.
“We’re not going to say, ‘You need a Netflix subscription,’ but we’ll try to give you a little bit of a window where you can watch the game, because we’re kind of trying to bring that game to the gaming community,” Willits said.
“For a lot of people, they’re just going to have to go with the option that they want to get it on a game that’s on Netflix.”
It’s possible to stream Minecraft without a Netflix streaming service in a similar way to how streaming works on Netflix and other platforms.
The games developer Mojang has also made a number of other games available through Steam and other third-party stores.
But the company does not currently offer a game on the Steam Store.